Presentation on theme: "Delaware Alternate Portfolio Assessment II (DAPA)"— Presentation transcript:
1 Delaware Alternate Portfolio Assessment II (DAPA) Sarah A. Celestin, M.Ed. DAPA Training Coordinator
2 IDEA 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”.
3 Delaware Student Testing Program DSTPDelaware Student Testing ProgramDAPADelaware Alternate Portfolio AssessmentUnder the Delaware Testing Program are two options for assessment – DSTP and DAPA.
4 Guidelines 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!!!
5 What 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
6 What is DAPA? Portfolio Assesses General Education Standards Student workTeacher data sheetsParent letterAssesses General Education StandardsELAMathScienceSocial Studies
8 What Does a Portfolio Include? ActivityEach Content Area includesfour partsor “dimensions”InteractionsSettingsDimensions were developed based on best practice.Self -Determination
9 Activity 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
13 Settings Dimension Encourages generalization of skills General education class/schoolCommunityHomeNatural Work EnvironmentSupervised training center
14 Portfolio Dimensions Activity Interactions Settings Dimensions were developed based on best practice.Self -Determination
15 Interactions Dimension Promotes socializationWork together with:Age-appropriate peersCo-workers
16 Completing 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
17 Center for Disabilities Studies Questions?Sarah CelestinCenter for Disabilities StudiesOffice –