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

Recent Announcements

  • The Hawaii DOE Assessment Section is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 HSA-Alt Stakeholder Standing Committee. To apply, click the “HSA-Alt Stakeholder Committee Registration” link on the HSA-Alt portal home page or click here to access the registration site. Full information about the Stakeholder committee can be found in the official HIDOE announcement memo here.

    Added October 21, 2019
  • Earlier this month Apple released the updated Mac OS 10.15 (Catalina) operating system, which if installed on student Mac test devices, will cause the AIR Secure Browser to fail to launch. School TAs and/or Technology Coordinators should not update any Mac computers being used for testing until the AIR software review team has confirmed Mac OS 10.15 is compatible with AIR testing systems. Another announcement will be posted once compatibility has been confirmed.

    Added October 18, 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
  • The updated Secure Browser for Hawaii SY 2019-2020 assessments is now available for all supported operating systems via the HSAP Secure Browsers page: https://alohahsap.org/secure-browsers.stml.

    Added July 24, 2019
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