Inquiry Target Behaviors PDF
This document lists the individual target behaviors for each of the eight steps in the inquiry process. Student products submitted for assessment in each of the three stages must include all of the bulleted behaviors in the first column (Required) the extended behaviors may be used to add challenge when appropriate for particular students.
Supports: Tools and Strategies PDF
This document lists tools and supports that can be used for both assessment and instruction. They are divided into categories of no tech, low tech, mid tech, and high tech and can be used with learners of all abilities.
Beginning Literacy Framework PDF
This document will help educators identify, create and modify text for beginning readers and provide assistance in meeting literacy goals of students with significant disabilities in their earliest stages of literacy.
Data Display Supporting Document PDF
This document is a supplement to the Data & Statistics entry points for all grades and describes various forms of representation, including some of the pros and cons of specific formats. A graphic is provided for each representation.
Endline Checklist of Tasks PDF
This checklist provides case managers with a required sequence for the submission of VTAAP documents and highlights important points associated with each VTAAP form.
Fast Facts: Alternate Assessments for Students with Significant Disabilities PDF
The increased focus on content standards and academic learning for Students with Significant Disabilities is clearly reflected in Vermont’s Alternate Assessment (VTAAP). Common questions and clarifying information on this topic are provided in this document
Levels of Symbolic Development PDF
The three different entry points for each GE have been associated with specific levels of symbolic communication development. The descriptions in this chart will provide the SET with information about the communication skills that are typically associated with each level. (Form 4)
Sample Inquiry Questions and Resources PDF
This document provides representative samples of, and resources for, both Experimental and Observational Questions. It also includes an example of Experimental Design for teams that elect an Experimental Investigation for assessment.
Student Access Map PDF
This planning guide is a map for adapting and modifying the general education curriculum for individual students. It encourages collaboration between the general and special education teachers and provides an outline for the process.
VTAAP Testing Schedule PDF
This schedule provides an overview of important dates for enrolling students, collecting evidence, and submitting the VTAAP, by grade and content area.
VTAAP Student Performance Scoring Guide 2012-2013
Details the depth and breadth elements for each entry point used in the alignment and accuracy sections of VTAAP Form 6: Local Score Report. This scoring guide will be used in the scoring process which requires both local and Portfolio Institute Scorers to match Endline Product behaviors and applications to the closest alignment description.