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New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA)

For the 2018-19 school year NYSAA-eligible students will be assessed using the Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) computer-based alternate assessment system. The DLM alternate assessment is a computer-delivered, adaptive assessment measuring a student’s achievement at a reduced level of depth, breadth, and complexity.  This assessment is designed to measure a wide range of student proficiencies, is quicker and easier to administer and score, and provides useful information to teachers to inform future instruction for the student. The DLM alternate assessment system also provides educators with the opportunity to customize the assessment to the individual abilities and needs of the student.

Administration of the NYSAA is scheduled for March 1, 2019  – June 7, 2019. Please note the NYSAA program will no longer include a social studies component.

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