NYSAA Training for Regional Educators

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student taking computer based assessmentTraining for the New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA) was held at TST BOCES in Smith School on December 13.

NYSAA is part of the New York State testing program that measures the attainment of the State’s alternate learning standards in the areas of English language arts (ELA), mathematics, and science for all students with the most severe disabilities in Grades 3-8 and high school. Educators must be trained and certified in order to administer the exam.

This year, 21 educators and educational professionals from TST BOCES and component districts participated in the all-day class, led by regional trainers Mel Riker and April Andersen. The NYSAA exam is a computer-delivered assessment designed to measure a student’s achievement in ELA, mathematics and science based on state standards at a simplified level of depth and complexity.

The NYSAA testing window will be from March to June 2019. Any educators interested in becoming certified to administer the exam in the future can reach out to Mel Riker or April Andersen for more information.