The AMSA is delivered to students via the online Test Delivery System, which is accessed by using the Secure Browser on an iPad, Chromebook, laptop, or other tablet or computer. The online Test Delivery System will continue to be the default method of test administration for all AMSA eligible students.
What is the Fixed-Form test?
A fixed-form version of the AMSA is available for administration. The fixed-form version of the AMSA is not computer adaptive, and is intended to accompany the Alternate Response Options for students who qualify for this accommodation per their IEP.
What is the Alternate Response Option Accommodation?
Alternate Response Options can be requested for eligible students as an accommodation. A PDF of all answer options will be provided to approved students, which can be printed out on-site and manipulated as cards and test visuals. These kits are intended to be used with the fixed-form test.
When using alternate response option materials, the TA must enter student responses directly into the online test delivery system using their own computer or iPad. For more detailed directions, see the Alternate Accessibility Guidelines and the AMSA Test Administration Manual.
To request Alternate Response Option Test Kits for eligible students, TAs must contact the OPI Assessment Help Desk at 844-867-2569 or OPIAssessmentHelpDesk@mt.gov. In your communication, please do not share any identifying student information via voicemail or email.