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

Recent Announcements

  • 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 updated Secure Browser for Linux operating systems is now available. Instructions for installation can be found at the Secure Browser page.

    Added August 15, 2018
  • Printed family score reports for the Smarter Balanced ELA/Literacy and Mathematics Assessments / HSA Science Bridge Assessments / Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 Biology End-of-Course Exams (Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 EOC Exams do not have printed family reports) / Hawaii State Alternate Assessments are scheduled to be delivered to all schools the week of August 13th. Schools should distribute the printed family score reports to parents when they are received or soon thereafter. As a reminder, online Individual Student Reports (ISRs) for each content area assessment may also be accessed at any time via the Online Reporting System (ORS). If schools do not receive their family score reports by August 20th or experience any issues with the family score reports delivery, please contact the HSAP Help Desk at 1-866-648-3712 or hsaphelpdesk@air.org.

    Added August 13, 2018
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