The NYSAA Student Learning Profiles were released on Thursday, November 9, 2017.
The NYSAA Student Learning Profiles will be distributed via the Information and Reporting Services Portal (IRSP), with the exception of New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) schools and a handful of nonpublic schools that do not have access to the IRSP. NYCDOE reports will be distributed via SFTP, through the Central office. Nonpublic schools that do not have access to the IRSP will receive a hard copy via the US mail.
The IRSP is an online application that hosts IRS-designed data files and other documents, made available for download to authorized users via a secure online connection. This is provided through the NYSED Business Portal's single sign-on, through which the IRSP application is securely connected. User accounts are authorized by their institution's SEDDAS (SED Delegated Accounts System) Delegated Administrtor (DA), through whom access to the IRSP is initially granted and permission level is assigned. Additional information on accessing and navigating through the IRSP can be found at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/irs/irs-portal/
The NYSAA measures student knowledge of the Essential Elements in the areas of ELA and mathematics. The Essential Elements are alternate achievement standards that are reduced in depth, breadth, and complexity from the learning standards and have been adopted by New York State for our students with the most severe cognitive disabilities.
The NYSAA Student Learning Profile describes the skills, as they relate to each Essential Element, that were included in the assessment and how the student’s mastery of these skills compares to alternate achievement grade-level expectations. It provides one piece of evidence to help inform instruction of NYSAA students and helps to build a bridge between the alternate achievement standards, the State assessment and instruction.
A memorandum containing additional information on the NYSAA Student Learning Profile, including a guide for teachers, is attached.
For more information regarding the NYSAA, please visit the NYSED Office of State Assessment web page at: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/assessment/nysaa/.