Welcome to the FSAA—Performance Task Portal

The FSAA—Performance Task is designed to provide tiered participation within the assessment for students working on Access Points at various levels of complexity. Each item set is built with three levels of cognitive demand, with Task 1 representing the least complex tasks and Task 3 representing the most complex tasks. This tiered progression provides students the opportunity to work to their fullest potential and allows for a greater range of access and challenge.


FSAA—PT Spring 2018 Unique Accommodations Request Form

The new FSAA—PT Unique Accommodations Request Form is now available!

  • The FSAA—PT Unique Accommodations Request Form should not be used to request braille or one sided materials accommodations or for the use of assistive technology devices.
  • Teachers, especially those who instruct students with visual impairment, should use this form to request permission to use different strategies to present items to students who are unable to access the assessment via Print, one-sided materials, Braille/Tactile graphics or any of the allowable accommodations outlined in the FSAA—PT Teacher Administration Manual (TAM).
  • The completed request form and all supporting documentation must be submitted no later than February 20, 2018 for approval. Refer to the form for specific directions on how to submit the request.

Please contact the FSAA Service Center with any questions.

Important Assessment Dates for 2017–2018

Elementary and Middle School (Grades 3–8) and Access Civics End of Course Testing Schedule

Event Date
Alternate Assessment Materials in Districts February 16–22, 2018
Student Testing Window February 26–April 13, 2018
Student Responses Entered into Online System No later than 11:59 PM EST on April 13, 2018
Return of Test Materials to Piedra Data Services No later than May 11, 2018

High School (Access ELA 1 and 2) and Access Algebra 1, Access Geometry, Access Biology 1, and Access U.S. History End of Course Testing Schedule

Event Date
Alternate Assessment Materials in Districts March 12–16, 2018 or March 19–23, 2018
Student Testing Window Upon receipt of materials through April 27, 2018
Student Responses Entered into Online System No later than 11:59 PM EST on April 27, 2018
Return of Test Materials to Piedra Data Services No later than May 11, 2018

Training and Administration Support Document Resources Posted to the FSAA Portal

Event Date
Test Administration Manual PDF August 2017
Printed Test Administration Manual September 2017
Administration Training Modules 1–3 & Tutorials October 2017
Administration Support Documents
  • ELA Writing Prompt Topic and General Vocabulary List
  • Object Exchange List
  • List of Cards and/or Strips and Teacher-Gathered Materials by Item
No later than January 12, 2018
FSAA Online System Training Module 4 & Tutorials February 2018
 

Preorder Materials Window

Event Date
Traditional Print End of Course Materials
  • Access Civics
  • Access Algebra 1
  • Access Geometry
  • Access Biology 1
  • Access U.S. History
September 20, 2017–November 1, 2017
Accommodated Response Booklet (One-Sided)
  • Access Civics
  • Access Algebra 1
  • Access Geometry
  • Access Biology 1
  • Access U.S. History
September 20, 2017–November 1, 2017
Braille/Tactile Materials (All grade-specific and End of Course Tests)
  • Uncontracted Braille/Tactile Graphic Materials
  • Contracted Braille/Tactile Graphic Materials
  • One-Sided Response Booklets
September 20, 2017–November 1, 2017