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

Recent Announcements

  • The testing window for the HSA-Alt Assessments in ELA, Mathematics and Science is now open! The testing window for the online (CAT) assessments will remain open until May 28, 2020. The testing window for paper/pencil (fixed form) assessments will remain open until May 22, 2020.

    Added February 18, 2020
  • HSA-Alt Test Administrators who need a refresher training course prior to testing are encouraged to view the online HSA-Alt Test Administrator Certifcation course available now on the HSA-Alt portal. To access the course, click the "Online TA Certification Course" card on the right-hand side of the HSA-Alt homepage. A TIDE account is required to login. All HSA-Alt Test Administrators who missed the in-person training will need to take this online course after attending the one-hour webinar training on January 23 (see previous announcement below).

    Added January 21, 2020
  • The One Percent Threshold Extension for Hawaii webinar that was recorded on November 21, 2019, is now available for viewing. Go to the HSA-Alt Webinars resources folder or click here to stream an MP4 recording of the presentation.

    Added November 26, 2019
  • This year's HSA-Alt Test Administration Manual (TAM) is now available. The HSA-Alt TAM contains updated policies and procedures for this year's test, including a streamlined process for accommodations. HSA-Alt accommodations can now be set directly in TIDE by school test administrators and test coordinators. In addition, eleven accommodations are now recognized. For more information, access the HSA-Alt Test Administration Manual in the Resources > Test Administration section of this portal.

    Added August 19, 2019
  • The TIDE and ORS systems are back online for the 2019-2020 school year. As part of the TIDE system roll-over for the new school year, all HSAP system user passwords have been cleared, and all HIDOE employee logins (except Charter school user logins) have been updated to reflect the new email format, employeeID#@k12.hi.us. Charter school user logins have not changed and will remain in their existing format. Please review the instructions in this PDF document to create a new password for the 2019-2020 school year. All users who had access to HSAP systems in 2018-2019 will continue to have access this year, although users are required to reset their password. If a user should no longer have an account, (i.e., users who transferred, retired, or are no longer administering a test) their school test coordinator should follow the process outlined in the TIDE User Guide to remove their system access to prevent unauthorized access to student information.

    Added August 13, 2019
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