Subject Area Alternative Assessment (SAAA)

The Subject Area Alternative Assessment (SAAA) process is available for students (1) with an Individualized Education Plan, or (2) through the Subject Area Testing Program Appeals Process (Code 7610) who may need an assessment in Algebra I, Biology I, English II, and U.S. History in order to meet the requirements for a standard High School diploma.  For a student with an IEP, the district can request an alternative assessment of performance if the IEP committee has determined that participation in the SAAA process is an appropriate method of assessment for the student.

Testing Students with Disabilities Regulations

Subject Area Alternative Assessment Manual (SAAA)

Subject Area Testing Program Appeals Process (SBP Code 7610)


  • SAAA Request Forms (with documentation) due in OSA no later than October 7th annually
  • Dispositions (approvals/denials) sent to Special Education Director on or about November 15th annually
  • Deadline to submit e-mail notification regarding non-submission of an Alternative Assessment portfolio is February 28th annually. 
  • Portfolios due in OSA by 4:00 p.m. on March 31th annually.

  • Anticipated mailing of student score reports to DTC on or about May 4, 2015
Office of Student Assessment     P.O. Box 771     Jackson, MS 39205-0771     Phone: (601) 359-3052     Fax: (601) 359-2471

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