This portal is your source for information about the Hawai‘i State Alternate Assessments (HSA-Alt).

Recent Announcements

  • The HSA-Alt Spring 2019 Test Administration Manual and the HSA-Alt Spring 2019 Test Coordinator Manual have been posted to the Resources section of the HSA-Alt portal website.  TAs and TCs may access the manuals by clicking on the links above, or via the Resources > Test Administration > Online Administration folder.

    Added January 10, 2019
  • Important information about the Required Statewide Assessments Participation Criteria and Accessibility Features for School Year 2018-19 is now available in the Hawaii DOE memo posted in the Resources > Hawaii DOE Memos section. The memo includes a list of the required assessments for SY 2018-2019; criteria for students who must participate in the required assessments; and information about embedded and non-embedded accessibility features for all assessments.

    Added December 11, 2018
  • Registration is now open for the Spring 2019 HSA-Alt Test Administrator Training. Please click the button on the right-hand side of the HSA-Alt home page to access the online registration form, or click here to access the form directly. Full information about the training can be found in the official HIDOE announcement memo here.

    Added December 10, 2018
  • The Factors and Red Flags on the Road to HSA-Alt Student Identification document is now available in the Students & Families and General Information sections of the HSA-Alt portal resources page. This supplemental guide supports the decision-making process regarding students who will take the HSA-Alt. This document includes the current four-part HSA-Alt Participation Guidelines as well as definitions for "significant cognitive disability" and "adaptive behavior," and clarifies misconceptions about the factors that should be considered when identifying students who will take the HSA-Alt.

    Added November 6, 2018
  • The HSA-Alt Science Assessments administered in Spring 2019 will be Bridge Assessments testing the HCPS III content that is also included in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for grades 4, 8, and 11 respectively. Full information about the HSA-Alt Science Bridge Assessments can be found in the Hawaii DOE memo available here. The revised test specifications, including the revised test blueprint, can be found here.

    Added October 24, 2018
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