Report and Recommendations to the Delaware State Board of Education for: Establishing Proficiency Levels for the Delaware Alternate Portfolio Assessment Communication Domain
Staff of the Center for Disabilities Studies and the Exceptional Children & Early Childhood Education Group
This document contains results of the Delaware Alternate Portfolio Assessment (DAPA) Proficiency Level process for the Communication Domain. As the alternate assessment to the Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP), the DAPA is specifically designed for students with moderate to severe cognitive disabilities who participate in a functional, life skills curriculum. These students comprise less than 1% of Delaware’s public school students. Participation in the DAPA is an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) team decision based on the Eligibility Guidelines Checklist (see Appendix D).