LACES Leveling without an NRS Approved Assessment

LACES Leveling without an NRS Approved Assessment

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

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.



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