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

Recent Announcements

  • HIDOE and AIR are now accepting applications for the January 2019 HSA-Alt Next Generation Science Standards Performance Level Descriptor (PLD) Review Committees. To apply, click the “Jan 2019 Alt NGSS PLDs Review Committee Registration” link on the HSA-Alt portal home page or click here to access the registration site. Full information about the review committees can be found in the official HIDOE announcement memo here.

    Added December 5, 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
  • An updated version of the HSA-Alt Training Test is now available on the HSAP Training Test Site.  This parent-friendly version of the test should be shared with families during each alternate student's annual IEP meeting.  The updated Quick Start Guide to the Online HSA-Alt Training Test can be found in the Resources > Students & Families section.

    Added September 26, 2018
  • The Hawaii Statewide Assessment Program, School Year 2018 – 2019 testing windows are now available. Full information about the testing windows can be found in the official HIDOE announcement memo here.

    Added June 1, 2018
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