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New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA)

Beginning with the 2017-18 school year and thereafter, NYSAA-eligible students will be assessed using the Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) computer-based alternate assessment system for English language arts (ELA), mathematics, and science.  The NYSAA program will no longer include a social studies component.

The DLM alternate assessment is a computer-delivered, adaptive assessment measuring a student’s achievement of the ELA, mathematics, and science standards at a reduced level of depth, breadth, and complexity.  This assessment provides the opportunity to customize the assessment to the individual abilities and needs of the student, is designed to measure a wide range of proficiencies of students, is quicker and easier to administer and score, and provides useful information to teachers to inform future instruction for the student.

Administration of the NYSAA ELA, mathematics, and science tests are scheduled for March 12, 2018 – June 8, 2018.


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