Frequently Asked Questions about Testing Materials
Will there be any testing materials shipped to schools for the HSA-Alt Online Administration?
No. There will be no testing materials shipped to schools for the HSA-Alt online administration (either CEAs or summative).
Will Paper Response Cards/Paper and Pencil Test kits be automatically shipped to schools?
No. The summative HSA-Alt for ELA, Mathematics, and Science (NGSS) will be available in paper response card or paper and pencil test version for students only after a Test Coordinator submits a test kit request form and is verified by the Assessment Section. Test Administrators who would like to request a test kit for one or more of their students will need to contact their school Test Coordinator. Test Coordinators will be responsible for requesting test kits via email using the Spring 2024 Paper Response Card/Paper and Pencil Test Accommodation Request Form, available on the “Test Administration Forms” page of the HSA-Alt portal website at https://hsa-alt.alohahsap.org/resources/test-administration-forms.
How many Paper Response Card kits will I need?
Test kits for the paper response card test administration will be issued for each student verified for the accommodation. If a single Test Administrator has more than one student in a grade who is verified for the accommodation, they will be sent one paper response card test kit which may be re-used to test all of the verified students in that grade. Test Administrators may not use a paper response card test kit to administer the HSA-Alt to a student who is not verified for the accommodation.
How many Paper and Pencil Test kits will I need?
Test kits for the paper and pencil test administration will be issued for each student verified for the accommodation. Each student verified for this accommodation will receive their own test kit. Test Administrators should request an individual paper and pencil test kit for each student with this accommodation. Test Administrators may not use a paper response card test kit to administer the HSA-Alt to a student who is not verified for the accommodation.
I am not sure if the material counts for the Paper Response Card/Paper and Pencil Test materials I received are correct. How can I be sure that I have all of the materials I need?
For Paper Response Card/Paper and Pencil Test kits, if you are unsure how to count the number of manipulatives, it would be best to compare the received materials against the materials packing list included in the shipment. Test Administrators should notify their Test Coordinator, and the Test Coordinator should contact the HSAP Help Desk at 1-866-648-3712 or firstname.lastname@example.org, if the Test Administrator believes they are missing any testing materials.
Will schools be required to return the Paper Response Card/Paper and Pencil Test kit materials?
YES. Test Coordinators must ship all paper/pencil testing materials back to Cambium Assessment. Full information regarding the return of testing materials may be found in the HSA-Alt Summative Test Administration Manual, available in the Test Administration folder in the Resources section of the HSA-Alt portal website https://hsa-alt.alohahsap.org/.