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HSA-Alt Informational Brochure for Parents 2020-2021 /core/fileparse.php/3344/urlt/HSA_Alt_Parent_Brochure_2020-2021.pdf

These document provides information for Parents about the HSA-Alt Assessments.

HSA-Alt English Language Arts Test Design and Blueprint /core/fileparse.php/3344/urlt/HSA-Alt_ELA_Blueprint_101819.pdf
HSA-Alt Mathematics Test Design and Blueprint /core/fileparse.php/3344/urlt/HSA-Alt_Math_Blueprint_101819.pdf
HSA-Alt Science Test Design and Blueprint /core/fileparse.php/3344/urlt/HSA-Alt-Science-Test-Design-Blueprint-SY-2019-2020.pdf

The HSA-Alt test design and blueprint documents describe the content of the summative HSA-Alt assessments and how that content will be assessed to HSA-Alt Range Performance Level Descriptors (Range PLDs) for the Hawaii Common Core Standards in ELA and Math, and the Next Generation Science Standards in Science.

HSA-Alt Participation Guidelines - Decision Making Questions and Examples /core/fileparse.php/3344/urlt/HSA_Alt_Participation_Guidelines_Examples_2018-2019.pdf
Updated January 10, 2019
HSA-Alt Participation Guidelines /core/fileparse.php/3344/urlt/HSA_Alt_Participation_Guidelines_2018-2019.pdf
Updated March 14, 2019
HSA-Alt Decision Making Flow Chart /core/fileparse.php/3344/urlt/HSA_Alt_Decision_Making_Flow_Chart_2018-2019.pdf
Updated January 10, 2019
Factors and Red Flags on the Road to HSA-Alt Student Identification /core/fileparse.php/3344/urlt/Factors-and-Red-Flags-on-the-Road-to-HSA_Alt-Student-Identification.pdf
Updated March 14, 2019
HSA-Alt Student Identification Red Flags by IEP Page /core/fileparse.php/3344/urlt/HSA-Alt-IEP-Rubric-2019_2020.pdf
Updated January 13, 2020

These documents provide information for use by an IEP team when making decisions regarding alternate assessment participation. These documents outline the four participation criteria that must be met; provide examples of typical educational situations that should be considered; provide a series of questions and answers that should be considered; and provide a list of factors and "red flags" to consider during the HSA-Alt identification process.

HSA-Alt Policy Performance Level Descriptors /core/fileparse.php/3344/urlt/2018-2019-Final-HSA-Alt-Policy-PLDs.pdf

This document provides information on the policy performance level descriptors for the HSA-Alt. Policy performance level descriptors provide overall claims about a student's performance at each proficiency level.

HSA-Alt ELA Policy Performance Level Descriptors /core/fileparse.php/3344/urlt/2018-2019-Final-HSA-Alt-ELA-Content-Policy-PLDs.pdf
HSA-Alt Mathematics Policy Performance Level Descriptors /core/fileparse.php/3344/urlt/2018-2019-Final-HSA-Alt-Math-Content-Policy-PLDs.pdf

These documents provide information on the content specific policy performance level descriptors for the HSA-Alt in English Language Arts and Mathematics. Content specific performance level descriptors provide overall claims about a student's performance at each proficiency level for each content area (ELA and Mathematics).

HSA-Alt ELA Range Performance Level Descriptors /core/fileparse.php/3344/urlt/Hawaii-Alternate-Assessment_ELA-Performance-Level-Descriptors.pdf
Updated August 15, 2019
HSA-Alt Mathematics Range Performance Level Descriptors /core/fileparse.php/3344/urlt/Hawaii-Alternate-Assessment_Math-Performance-Level-Descriptors.pdf
Updated March 09, 2020
HSA-Alt Science (NGSS) Range Performance Level Descriptors /core/fileparse.php/3344/urlt/Hawaii-Alternate-Assessment_Science-NGSS-Performance-Level-Descriptors.pdf
Updated July 10, 2020

These documents provide information on the range performance level descriptors for the HSA-Alt in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science. Range performance level descriptors are proficiency-level based expectations for students taking the HSA-Alt. Range performance level descriptors are linked to the Hawaii Common Core standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics, and are linked to the Next Generation Science Standards for Science.

Range performance level descriptors were developed because, under Elementary Secondary Education Act (ESEA) regulations, alternate assessments must be aligned to the State’s grade-level academic content standards. However, alternate assessments may assess the grade-level academic content standards with reduced breadth and cognitive complexity than general assessments.

Parent IDEA Letter 2019 (PDF) /core/fileparse.php/3344/urlt/2019-IDEA-Letter.pdf
Parent IDEA Letter 2019 (DOCX) /core/fileparse.php/3344/urlt/2019-IDEA-Letter.docx
Parent IDEA Letter 2020 (PDF) (Coming Soon)
Parent IDEA Letter 2020 (DOCX) (Coming Soon)

This document provides information on IDEA Requirements.

Quick Start Guide to the Online HSA-Alt Training Test /core/fileparse.php/3344/urlt/HSA-Alt_Quick-Guide-Online-Training-Tests_2019-2020.pdf
Updated June 10, 2020
The Quick Start Guide to the Online HSA-Alt Training Test provides a brief list of the steps needed to start an online HSA-Alt training test and navigate through the training test items. This guide is available for use by TAs, parents, and/or students.