Notice to Parents of Children Who Reside in the Delaware Valley School District
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1969 (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), December 10, 2015, requires states to ensure that the total number of students assessed in each subject, using the alternate assessment for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities, does not exceed one percent of the total number of all students in the state assessed on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) (grades 3-8), Keystone Exams (grade 11), and Pennsylvania Alternate System of Assessment (PASA) (grades 3-8 and 11).
The Delaware Valley School District will exceed the 1% cap for students taking the Pennsylvania Alternative State Assessment (PASA) for the 2019-20 school year. The district continues to monitor eligibility criteria for the assessment and will engage in further training in an attempt to reach the 1% threshold. Therefore, PA will implement additional measures of training, monitoring, and oversight of LEAS in the state’s current plan of action in order to reduce the number of students with disabilities participating in alternate assessment and increase the number of students with disabilities participating in all statewide assessment measures.
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Diana Bixby or Cheryl Nielsen
Supervisors of Special Education
(570) 296-3162 (Fax)