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

Recent Announcements

  • Printed test materials for use with the HSA-Alt Training Tests are now available on the HSA-Alt portal website on the Training Sites page. These PDF documents contain the paper response option cards and paper test visuals for use with the HSA-Alt Training Tests in ELA, Mathematics, and Science for three grade groups: Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, and Grade 11. These materials should be used to access the HSA-Alt Training Tests with students who have been approved for the paper/pencil test administration accommodation.

    Added March 21, 2019
  • Update (2/25): Chrome OS 72.0.3626.177 is now supported. Original Post (2/13) Urgent: Please delay any device updates to Chrome v72 on Chromebooks as it will create an issue for students when logging into their testing session and they will be unable to start/resume their test. As a reminder, automatic operating system updates should be deactivated on all devices. AIR is working closely with Google to address the issue in v72 that prevents AIR from supporting it for online testing.

    Added February 25, 2019
  • The testing window for the online HSA-Alt Assessments in ELA, Mathematics and Science is now open! The testing window for the online assessments will remain open until May 31, 2019.

    Added February 19, 2019
  • The HSA-Alt Online TA Certification Course is available for HSA-Alt Test Administrators who missed the in-person trainings held from January 28th-February 8th. This online TA certification course may be used as a replacement for the in-person training for previously certified HSA-Alt TAs. New TAs may not use the online course alone for certification. All new HSA-Alt TAs who missed the in-person training should contact Susan Forbes via Lotus Notes to receive more information on the options available for completing first-time HSA-Alt TA certification. The HSA-Alt Online TA Training Course can be found on the HSA-Alt portal Training Sites page or by clicking the link on the right-hand side of the HSA-Alt portal home page.

    Added February 13, 2019
  • This year, three of the new HSA-Alt accommodations (Read Aloud, Scribe, and Visual Descriptions) require additional advance preparation by Test Administrators who will be providing these supports to students. In addition to filing the required Accommodation Verification form, Test Administrators who have students who require these supports will need to read specific guidelines for the Read Aloud, Scribe, and/or Visual Descriptions accommodations and will need to sign and submit a Test Security and Confidentiality form. The HSA-Alt Guidelines for the Read Aloud, Scribe, and Visual Descriptions accommodations can be found in the HSA-Alt Test Administration Manual as appendices and on the HSA-Alt portal on the resources page.

    Added February 12, 2019
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