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NYSAA transitions to CCLS

The New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA) will be aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) beginning with the 2013-14 administration of the NYSAA in ELA and mathematics.  This assessment is given to students with severe cognitive disabilities. The NYSAA will continue to be a datafolio-style assessment that will include both student performance and …

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Proposed Credential to Replace IEP Diploma


The Board of Regents is considering a proposed alternate credential to replace the individualized education program (IEP) diploma for students taking the New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA). Public comments will be solicited and further Board discussion will take place in September 2011. The new Commencement Certificate of Achievement would recognize student’s academic achievement and work-related …

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