The Accessibility Guidelines contain the accessibility features policies and procedures for the DeSSA, DeSSA-Alt, WIDA Assessments and SAT. The complete guide includes all of the appendices or you can access the guidelines by sections provided below.
Questions can be directed to Michelle Jackson at Michelle.Jackson@doe.k12.de.us
UPDATE: The Accessibility Guidelines are currently being updated for the 2021 Spring Assessment Administration. The Full Guidelines will be completed by November 30, 2020.
NEW: Appendix C-7 EL First Year Exemption Request - DOE approved accommodation
Revised Appendix B-3: DeSSA-Alternate Participation Guidelines
As of 10/5/2020, the DeSSA-Alt Participation Guidelines have been updated. This revision will further meet the requirements of the State's Compliance Plan for Science and align with our Compliance Monitoring Protocol (coming soon).
What has changed: There is now a Rating Scale which generates a score to help with the decision-making process (IEP teams should also reference the IEP rubric in the Companion Guide.)
In addition, IEP team must indicate whether the evidence provided at the IEP eligibility meeting support the criteria requirement.