The Arkansas Alternate Portfolio Assessments (AAPA) for Science (grades 5, 7 and 10) are designed to evaluate the performance of students with significant cognitive disabilities for whom the ACT Aspire (for Science grades 5, 7 and 10) is not appropriate.
The Arkansas Alternate Portfolio Assessment allows for a collection of student work as evidence of student performance on tasks aligned to the Arkansas Science Frameworks for grades 5, 7 and 10.
Each portfolio should consist of:
Grades 5 and 7 Science – two entries for each of the three strands in science
Grade 10 Science – one entry for each content standard in science
Guidance for IEP Teams on Alternate Assessment (2017-2018) (PDF)
Science Alternate Assessment Resource Guides (July 2017)