Portfolio Assessment Central 2015-16 (Alt-PA)

This section is for resources for the TCAP Alternative Portfolio assessments for Science and Social Studies for school year 2015-16.

The TCAP Alt-PA as it is commonly referred to will be completed for Science and Social Studies only.  The links below and the resources below are for this assessment only. 

For the MSAA-Multi State Alternative Assessment for Math and Language Arts please click on the MSAA tab for resources relevant to that assessment. 

Alternate Assessments
IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS

A. The APIs are only available for Science and Social Studies

B. ELA and Math are based on the TN State Standards. Core instruction for students should be based on those standards, broken down, for the student to access and participate.

C. APIs should not appear as IEP goals.

D. Students test in their designated grade level.


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Teacher's Manual - Please use only the information for Science & Social Studies.  Nov 14, 2015, 2:00 PM Don Breedwell
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Note that the document only contains Science and Studies APIs. The other content has been deleted, but the page numbers have not be renumbers.  Nov 14, 2015, 2:05 PM Don Breedwell
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State of Tennessee Alternative Portfolio Assessment forms to be used for Science & Social Studies.  Nov 14, 2015, 1:44 PM Don Breedwell
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A NEW version with space to indicate choice and setting. NOTE:Do not use ELA and Math.  29k v. 2 Nov 14, 2015, 2:06 PM Don Breedwell
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This grid will help you in choosing APIs. NOTE: ELA & Math are not needed for 2015-16    12k v. 3 Nov 14, 2015, 2:06 PM Don Breedwell
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This grid will help you in choosing APIs.  This is the PDF version.  32k v. 4 Feb 15, 2012, 7:43 AM Krista McAtee Bolen
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This is a PDF of the percent correct data sheet, you can print and hand write your info.  35k v. 2 Oct 17, 2012, 1:04 PM Krista McAtee Bolen
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This is data sheet is helpful for collecting observational data on APIs to get a percentage. This is the Excel version that can be edited to fit your needs.  105k v. 2 Oct 17, 2012, 1:04 PM Krista McAtee Bolen
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  56k v. 2 Oct 23, 2012, 12:03 PM Krista McAtee Bolen
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Recently updated to include choice and setting  31k v. 2 Oct 23, 2012, 12:02 PM Krista McAtee Bolen
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This worksheet will help you to plan which APIs to use according to the IEP. This version is in Word.   34k v. 3 Sep 19, 2011, 9:20 AM Krista McAtee Bolen
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This worksheet will help you to plan which APIs to use according to the IEP.  8k v. 3 Sep 19, 2011, 9:20 AM Krista McAtee Bolen
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This chart outlines the 4 content areas and their standards.  62k v. 2 Sep 19, 2011, 9:20 AM Krista McAtee Bolen
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This is an example of a graph where the API changed. If you have any question about how it would look, check this out. It came from the state's Exemplar portfolio.  189k v. 2 Jul 31, 2013, 11:26 AM Krista McAtee Bolen
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Interacting with others rubric  12k v. 2 Mar 13, 2013, 6:37 AM Krista McAtee Bolen
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Beth Roberts at Hickman Elementary created this form, which is a breakdown of the regular rubric. It may be beneficial in organizing your information.  16k v. 2 Jan 9, 2013, 1:20 PM Krista McAtee Bolen
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This sheet can be used as a checklist to make sure you have all of the elements you need.  46k v. 2 Aug 11, 2014, 1:33 PM Krista McAtee Bolen
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A great resource for ideas of learning tasks for students with significant cognitive disabilities.  Oct 23, 2012, 12:23 PM Krista McAtee Bolen
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A helpful visual representation of what should be included in the Math content area to get full points on the regular rubric.  17k v. 2 Oct 23, 2012, 1:23 PM Krista McAtee Bolen
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Working independently rubric  12k v. 2 Mar 13, 2013, 6:38 AM Krista McAtee Bolen
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  59k v. 2 Oct 6, 2011, 9:12 AM Krista McAtee Bolen