The Alternate Assessment District Test Coordinator is responsible for the MSAA Alternate Assessments.
The State’s Alternate Assessments (MSAA Science and MSAA ELA and Mathematics) were designed for students with significant cognitive disabilities in Grades 3-8 and high school. Students must meet the eligibility requirements as determined by the student’s IEP team in order to participate in the State’s Alternate Assessments.
The MSAA Spring 2022 Testing Window Will be Finalized Later This Summer
MSAA ELA & Mathematics - Grades 3-8 and 11
MSAA Science - Grades 5, 8 and 11
2021 Assessment Administration Guidance
The Assessment Unit has developed these guidance documents to help you prepare for in-person testing.
IEP Teams must remember to address assessment eligibility and accommodations for the alternate assessments, MSAA Math, ELA, and Science
–MSAA (Math and ELA) assesses eligible students grades 3–8 and grade 11.
–MSAA (Science)We will only be administering field tests (MSAA Science Alternate Assessment) in grades 5, 8, and 11 in the spring of 2021.
Specific accommodations for both instruction and the assessments also should be considered in the student’s annual IEP. Information regarding MSAA accommodations and eligibility criteria can be located on the ADE MSAA webpage under General Information.