Due to the impact of COVID-19, OCTAE is allowing states to revise their assessment policy to allow for leveling a student by assignment of an NRS Educational Functioning Level without administering an NRSapproved assessment. Please note the following:
- A student cannot make an educational functioning level gain based on an agency-determined level; it is only allowable to be used for establishing a placement EFL
- As soon as possible, agencies should assess with an NRS-approved assessment which should then be used to determine a valid placement EFL
- Students can make a Measurable Skills Gain (MSG) by attaining a secondary school diploma or recognized equivalent or enrolling in Postsecondary Education or Training with only a programdetermined EFL
See file for more information.