Special education teachers from the region attended a
training and scoring session on Tuesday for the New York State Alternate
The session, led by MOBOCES Special Programs Coordinator
Carla Fountain, provided seven area teachers with a half-day of training on how
to score the NYSAA portfolios for science and social studies. The training was
followed by time to begin scoring completed portfolios from students across all
nine component districts and MOBOCES.
The NYSAA is an alternate state assessment available to
qualifying special education students. Last year, the English language arts and
math portions of the assessment moved to a computer-based format, and that will
continue this year. The science and social studies portions, however, remain in
portfolio format for this year.
Teachers who participated in the training and scoring
session were from Camden, MOBOCES, Rome and Vernon-Verona-Sherrill. MOBOCES
teacher Stephanie Bickom served as the table leader for the session.