All publicly funded students with significant disabilities (SWSD) enrolled in grades 3-8 and 9 are required to participate in a statewide assessment for reading and math. All publicly funded students in grades 5, 8, and 11 will assess in science. Students, who cannot participate in the general assessment with accommodations, may be eligible to take an alternate assessment.
The testing window for the Vermont Alternate Assessment for the 2017-18 school year is open and will close on June 15th. It is available on the link below.
For training on this year’s assessment please review the following webinar.
Webinar transcript and additional accessible information.
2017-2018 Vermont Alternate Assessment Frequently Asked Questions
The Frequently Asked Questions document will assist special educators case managers is completing the 2017-2018 Alternate Assessment. It contains the questions reviewed in the Office Hour session from May 10, 2018, as well as additional questions that have been submitted to the Agency of Education. This document will be updated if there are future additional items that arise.
Alternate Assessment Resource Document
Please refer to Alternate Assessment Resource Document for alignment and guidance on examples of expected student learning, instruction and reporting under each academic domain in the 2018 Alternate Assessment.
Vermont Alternate Assessment Student Eligibility Criteria
The Vermont Alternate Assessment Student Eligibility Criteria document will assist special educators and IEP teams in determining a student’s eligibility to assess using an alternate assessment. Because this is a very small percentage of the population, most students who qualify will take the alternate assessment in all three content areas: English Language Arts, Math, and Science.
Email Linda Moreno, Assessment Coordinator for Special Populations, or call (802) 479-1309.