Office of State Assessment

2011-12 NYSAA Collegial Review

A collegial review is a facilitated process in which a Lead Special Education Teacher (hereafter referred to as “teacher”) who has compiled a New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA) datafolio has a colleague, peer, or administrator who is familiar with the requirements of the NYSAA review student datafolio contents for errors, omissions or needed revisions.

At a minimum, one collegial review must be conducted for each datafolio, after it is completed by the teacher. This review is held during the NYSAA administration period and at a point when any necessary revisions can be made before the end of the administration period. The month of the last collegial review session is documented on the student page of the datafolio.

Collegial review does not guarantee that a datafolio will meet the procedural requirements for the assessment. A collegial review provides feedback to the teacher on whether the appropriate connections have been made among the Alternate Grade Level Indicators (AGLIs), the assessment tasks, and the verifying evidence selected for a given student.

Collegial review became a requirement beginning with the 2007-08 administration of the NYSAA assessment. The Department strongly recommends that the Checklist for Collegial Reviews be used to guide these reviews.

Last Updated: August 26, 2011