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The WAAS-Portfolio is designed for a small percentage of the total school population for whom traditional assessments, even with accommodations, are not an appropriate measure of progress.
ProFile is the online management tool that houses all of the forms necessary to complete the WAAS-Portfolio. For technical assistance, please refer to the User Guide.
The Teachers’ Guide details directions for administering the 2013-2014 WAAS-Portfolio.
Performance Level Descriptors (PLDs) and Cut Scores
PLDs represent the entire range of performance and define the scores received on the WAAS-Portfolio. The PLDs describe the characteristics of each level, from L1 (below standard) to L4 (exceeds standard) for each content area and grade band assessed by the WAAS-Portfolio. The cut scores are the point value necessary to move between proficiency levels for the WAAS-Portfolio.
Common Core Essential Elements
The Common Core Essential Elements (CCEE) are alternate achievement standards aligned to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics.
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