The ISAAP process represents a thoughtful and systematic approach to addressing student access needs for the CAASPP summative and interim assessments, and the ELPAC. The ISAAP Tool is used to create an ISAAP for each student by matching the appropriate accessibility resources to each student’s needs to ensure a fair and valid testing experience. The ISAAP is part of a larger process that includes preparatory steps, a step for creating the ISAAP itself, and steps that allow educators to verify that designated supports and accommodations are entered correctly into the test delivery system—via TOMS—for the appropriate students.
The overall goal of using the ISAAP process and the ISAAP Tool is to provide students with a fair and valid testing experience that allows them to demonstrate what they know and what they can do. For students with IEPs or Section 504 plans, ISAAP decisions are determined by the IEP or Section 504 plan teams, respectively. For other students who can benefit from the use of designated supports, including English learner students, a team approach (with parent/guardian and student input, as appropriate) is optimal.
Federal law—the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act—prohibits the release of any student’s personally identifiable information. Any printed or electronic materials with student information must be securely stored.