The purpose of the Oklahoma Alternate Assessment Program (OAAP) is to provide accountability for program improvement and instructional direction for children with disabilities in accordance with the federal regulations of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The OAAP portfolio is part of the Oklahoma School Testing Program (OSTP), and becomes part of an inclusive accountability system for school sites and school districts.
The OAAP portfolio utilizes alternate academic achievement of the standards, which differ in complexity from grade-level achievement of the standard, but is linked to Oklahoma's academic content standards for children with the most significant cognitive disabilities. The alternate academic achievement of the standards are available in the OAAP task specification/rubrics for utilization in Individualized Education Program development and curriculum planning. Children accessing this curriculum will have Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) containing rigorous and measurable goals and objectives/short-term benchmarks. A one percent cap exists for the reporting of students who score proficient on the OAAP. The cap does not limit the number of students participating in the OAAP, only the number who may be reported as proficient for federal accountability purposes.
A dynamic learning map shows a learning landscape in which multiple skills are related to many other skills. This assessment is intended for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities and will replace the Oklahoma Alternate Assessment Program (OAAP) in the content areas of math and English language arts in the 2014-15 school year. Learn more here: http://ok.gov/sde/dynamic-learning-maps