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Vermont Alternate Assessment 2018-2019 Technical Report /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/SY2018-19-VTAA_Tech_Report.pdf
Updated April 27, 2020
The Vermont Alternate Assessment Technical Report describes the administration and scoring of the VTAA assessments in ELA and Mathematics for grades 3-9 and Science for grades 5, 8, and 11. 
Alternate Assessment Student Eligibility Criteria /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/Alt-Assessment-Criteria-Checklist-VTAA.pdf
Updated April 24, 2020

This document provides a guiding definition for significant cognitive disability as well as a criteria checklist to be used in alternate assessment eligibility determinations.

Reporting System User Guide /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT_Reporting-Guide-19-20_FINAL.pdf
Updated April 02, 2020
This user guide provides instructions and supports for users viewing interim and summative assessment performance reports in Reporting. 
VTAA Test Administration Manual /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VTAA-Test-Administrator-Manual_2019-2020-FINAL.pdf
Updated February 04, 2020

This manual provides information on how to administer the VTAA, including test features, roles and responsibilities, and step-by-step instructions. 

Temporary Accommodation Request Form /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/State-Assessment-Temporary-Accommodations-Request-Form-1-27-2020.docx
Updated January 27, 2020
This form is required for special educators who either use assistive technology, administer an accommodation, or have a process that is not on Smarter Balance’s list of approved accommodations. When in doubt, please check with the state prior to completing the form. This form can be completed for any state assessment.
Early Stopping Rule Flowchart /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VTAA-Early-Stopping-Rule-Flowchart-FINAL-1.13.19.pdf
Updated January 13, 2020

This flowchart provides guidance to assist in determining if a student qualifies for the Early Stopping Rule and, if so, how to apply it. 

User Role Permissions for Secure Online Systems /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT_2019-20_User-Role-Permissions-for-Secure-Online-Systems_Brochure-FINAL.pdf
Updated December 11, 2019

This brochure outlines the user roles and permissions for each secure online testing system used to administer the online assessments for the Vermont Comprehensive Assessment Program. These systems include: Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE), Reporting, Test Administrator (TA) Interface, and Assessment Viewing Application (AVA). 

Understanding Rosters Brochure /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT_2019-20_Understanding-and-Creating-Rosters_Brochure-FINAL.pdf
Updated December 11, 2019

This brochure describes how to view, create, modify, and upload rosters in TIDE and Reporting. 

Quick Guide to Reporting /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/Quick-Guide-to-Reporting-19-20-new-users-FINAL.pdf
Updated October 01, 2019

This quick guide provides a brief overview of the steps for logging in to Reporting, the reports available to TEs, and how to preview items in a report. Reporting provides student performance data for a particular interim assessment or set of interim assessments.

VTAA Reporting Brochure /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VTAA_2019-20_Individual-Student-Report_Brochure_FINAL.pdf
Updated September 30, 2019

This brochure acts as a parent guide for the individual student score reports (ISRs) generated for the Vermont Alternate Assessments. It is intended to be printed and sent home with test results. It may also be used by teachers or administrators to help interpret a student's assessment scores.

Completing the Learner Characteristics Inventory (LCI) in the Data Entry Interface (DEI) /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VTAA_2019-20_Completing-LCI-in-the-DEI_Brochure_FINAL.pdf
Updated September 27, 2019

This document provides instructions describing how to access the Data Entry Interface (DEI) in order to submit the Learner Characteristics Inventory (LCI). 

Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) User Guide /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT_TIDE_User_Guide_2019-2020_FINAL.pdf
Updated September 26, 2019

The Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) User Guide is designed to help users navigate TIDE.  Users can find information on managing user account information, managing student account information, student test settings and accommodations, and appeals in this user guide.

ELA ALD /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/ELA-ALDs-FINAL.pdf
Updated September 06, 2019
NGSS Science ALD /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/NGSS-Science-ALDs-FINAL.pdf
Updated September 06, 2019
Math ALD /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/Math-ALD-FINAL.pdf
Updated September 10, 2019

The VTAA Achievement Level Descriptors (ALDs) for ELA, Math, and NGSS Science define content area knowledge, skills, and processes that students at a particular performance level are expected to know and be able to do. They provide descriptions of each performance level and are used to establish performance standards.

VTAA Training Video Part 1
Updated May 22, 2019
VTAA Training Video Part 2
Updated May 22, 2019

These are recordings of an in person VTAA training. They provide information on how to administer the VTAA, as well as information about systems that are accessed during the test window and questions from the field. 

Mathematics Blueprint /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT-Math-Blueprint.xlsx
Updated May 09, 2019
NGSS Science Blueprint /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT-Science-Blueprint.xlsx
Updated May 09, 2019
ELA Blueprint /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT-ELA-Blueprint.xlsx
Updated May 09, 2019

The Vermont Alternate Assessment test blueprints give a description of the VTAA English language arts/literacy, mathematics, and NGSS science assessments and explain how the content will be assessed for grades 3-9 ELA and mathematics and grades 5, 8, and 11 science. 

Test Security/Confidentiality Agreement /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT-Test-Security-Confidentiality-Agreement_2018-2019-ep.pdf
Updated May 03, 2019

This Test Security/Confidentiality Agreement should be used by staff in accordance with the Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines and submitted to a District Coordinator. It may be used for scribes, test readers, and para-professionals assisting with the VTAA.

VTAA Training PPT /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/SP19-VTAA-Training-4.26.19_post-to-portal.pdf
Updated May 03, 2019

This PowerPoint provides information on how to successfully administer the Vermont Alternate Assessment, as well as information about systems that will need to be accessed during the VTAA test window.