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1 Alternative High School Assessment (AHSA) Results

2 Introduction Students can meet the assessment graduation requirement one of three ways: – HSPA – AHSA – Appeals The Alternative High School Assessment (AHSA) is administered to students who have not passed the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA). The AHSA is administered three times per year.

3 Timeline March HSPA October HSPA 1 st ASHA March HSPA 2 nd AHSA Appeals3 rd AHSA Appeals: HSPA scores th grade 12 th grade

4 AHSA Mathematics Each Math Standard has Performance Assessment Tasks (PATs) associated with them. A student is considered to have taken a complete set of AHSA PATs when they are administered at least one PAT in each of the 4 Standards. Each PAT has a raw score range of 0-3. A score of 2 is considered passing.

5 AHSA Language Arts Literacy A student is considered to have taken a complete set of AHSA PATs when they are administered at least 2 Reading PATs and one Writing PAT. For Reading, the raw score range for each PAT is 0-4. A score of 3 is considered passing. For Writing, the raw score range is from A score of 6 is considered passing. 5

6 AHSA Mathematics Through the second administration of AHSA, 8,174 students were administered at least one PAT in each Math Standard (complete set), with 5,010 students passing.

7 AHSA Language Arts Literacy Through the second administration of AHSA, 6,216 students were administered at least two Reading and one Writing PAT (complete set) with 2,625 students passing.

8 February Appeals 293 out of 586 students passed the Math appeals process. 261 out of 324 students passed the LAL appeals process.

9 June Appeals 983 out of 1,369 students passed the Math appeals process. 319 out of 517 students passed the LAL appeals process.

10 Next Steps The third AHSA testing window is still open and there are students who are enrolled in summer school. The HSPA and AHSA/appeals data will be tabulated at the student level in NJSMART. The graduation rate will then be calculated to determine the percentage of students that passed the assessment graduation requirement via HSPA or AHSA/appeals (Fall 2011).


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