HOW WE DO IT • IDENTIFY HOLES
Functional Skills Assessment (FSA)
‘Holes’ are revealed through assessing the individual at his/her current level of functioning so that a unique IEP can be formulated for intervention. You will be able to assess your student/child in up to 163 Functionals Skills within three development levels.
OATECA FSA is not a ‘norm-referenced’ standardized assessment. Norm-referenced refers to standardized tests that are designed to compare and rank test takers in relation to one another. Norm-referenced tests report whether test takers performed better or worse than a hypothetical average student, which is determined by comparing scores against the performance results of a statistically selected group of test takers, typically of the same age or grade level, who have already taken the exam.
OATECA FSA differs from a ‘norm-referenced’ assessment in that the FSA’s purpose is to show the progress that the individual with significant disabilities has made on a consistent set of skills assessed two times a year. The individual is only measured against himself/herself and the progress he/she has made since the last administered OATECA FSA.