Presentation on theme: "Delaware Alternate Portfolio Assessment II (DAPA)"— Presentation transcript:
1Delaware Alternate Portfolio Assessment II (DAPA) Sarah A. Celestin, M.Ed. DAPA Training Coordinator
2IDEA and NCLBIndividuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and No Child Left Behind (NCLB) require:All students must be included in state and district-wide assessmentsAll students must be provided access to the general education curriculumSame standards used for all studentsStress that ALL students must be included. There is not opportunity to “opt out”.
3Delaware Student Testing Program DSTPDelaware Student Testing ProgramDAPADelaware Alternate Portfolio AssessmentUnder the Delaware Testing Program are two options for assessment – DSTP and DAPA.
4Guidelines for Participation Required part of student’s IEPIEP team mustAgree with all 4 statementsSign (at least 2 IEP team members)A copy from the current IEP must be included in the child’s portfolioStress the importance of parent participation at the IEP meeting. REMIND Parents - if there are questions and uncertainty – STOP and ask the ED or Administrator to clarify or explain!!!
5What is DAPA? State-wide Alternate Assessment Purpose Part of Delaware State Testing Program (DSTP)For ~1% of students with most severe disabilitiesApproximately 1100 students in DEPurposeOngoing record of student progressMeasure of program accountabilityPromote access to the general education curriculum
6What is DAPA? Portfolio Assesses General Education Standards Student workTeacher data sheetsParent letterAssesses General Education StandardsELAMathScienceSocial Studies
8What Does a Portfolio Include? ActivityEach Content Area includesfour partsor “dimensions”InteractionsSettingsDimensions were developed based on best practice.Self -Determination
9Activity Dimension Participation in Standards-based Activity Grade Level Expectation (GLE)Instructional objective (academic)Curriculum TargetInstructional objective (may be more functional)Can be part of the IEP or a goal created for purposes of the assessment
13Settings Dimension Encourages generalization of skills General education class/schoolCommunityHomeNatural Work EnvironmentSupervised training center
14Portfolio Dimensions Activity Interactions Settings Dimensions were developed based on best practice.Self -Determination
15Interactions Dimension Promotes socializationWork together with:Age-appropriate peersCo-workers
16Completing the Portfolio Portfolio submitted to DDOE on 1/29/09Portfolio is reviewed and “scored” by trained Delaware educatorsScores are aggregated with ALL student scores to determine AYP for districts and schools
17Center for Disabilities Studies Questions?Sarah CelestinCenter for Disabilities StudiesOffice –