Tier Descriptions

Students with significant cognitive disabilities are a diverse population with a range in level of communication, level of independence, and ability to function at an abstract level. Many researchers believe that this diversity requires more than one level of test to fairly accommodate the wide range of abilities. For this reason, different forms of each grade level test are developed that assess the same content at different cognitive levels.

Beginning with the 2019 assessment, there will be two tiers for all PASA assessments.

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Reading      Writing
Reading Tier Descriptions      Writing Tier Descriptions


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Math
Math Tier Descriptions


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Science
Science Tier Descriptions


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