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Grades 3-8, 11: Nevada Alternate Assessment (NAA)


The NAA is the state assessment of alternate achievement standards. The assessment is administered to less than 1% of all students in Nevada who meet the strict criteria required in order to be assessed with the NAA. The NAA assesses student academic performance on Nevada Content Standards through direct observation of specific tasks. Each task is an indication of a specific academic skill that has been linked to grade level content. Student responses are entered manually into the online assessment system by the classroom teacher, and video recordings of each response are utilized for second-score validation.