Program Facilitator for ACCESS
Office: (850) 983 - 5560
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FSAA Determination Flowchart
ACCESS classrooms focus on providing a continuum of support and services for individualized needs of all students across an array of functioning disabilities and grade levels. Programs for students with varying exceptionalities encompasses instructional and related services that provide significant adaptations and modifications to curriculum, methodology, materials, equipment, or the learning environment.
Eligibilities Associated with ACCESS Classrooms include: Autism Spectrum (ASD), Language Impaired (LI), Other Health Impaired (OHI), and/or Occupation and Physical Therapy (OT, PT), Intellectual Disabilities (InD) and Developmentally Delayed (DD).
Standardized Testing for ACCESS is the Florida Standards Alternate Assessment (FSAA).
All Florida students participate in the state’s assessment and accountability system. The Florida Standards Alternate Assessment (FSAA) is designed for students whose participation in the general statewide assessment program (Florida Standards Assessments, Statewide Science Assessment, Next Generation Sunshine State Standards End-of-Course Assessments) is not appropriate, even with accommodations. The FSAA measures student academic performance on the Access Points (FS-AP) in Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science. Access Points reflect the essence or core intent of the standards that apply to all students in the same grade, but at reduced levels of complexity. Student performance is assessed at three levels of complexity. Students' achievement is reported through performance levels described as emergent, achieved and commended. Access Points are academic expectations written specifically for students with significant cognitive disabilities. It is expected that only students with the most significant cognitive disabilities who are eligible under IDEA will participate in the FSAA (Florida State Department of Education, August 26, 2016).