Rhode Island Alternate Assessment (RIAA)
The Rhode Island Alternate Assessment (RIAA) is the state assessment for the small number of students who cannot participate in large-scale assessments even with accommodations. The RIAA is based on Alternate Assessment Grade Span Expectations (AAGSEs) in reading, mathematics, science, and writing that are an extension of the NECAP Grade Level Expectations (GLEs).
The RIAA assesses academic knowledge and skills with a portfolio assessment that is completed by teachers throughout the year. This assessment is designed for the unique needs of students with moderate, severe, and profound disabilities. Teachers collect data and student work in reading, writing, mathematics, and/or science to assess a student’s progress, accuracy, and independence.
To join the RIAA list-serv to receive announcements and updates, please download and then fill out this form and click "Submit by Email" (the submit button may not work when completed within your Internet browser). If you have questions about the form, please contact Jasmine Rezendes at Jasmine.Rezendes@ride.ri.gov.
For information on the NCSC and upcoming Pilot Test:
NCSC web page