‘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. LEARN MORE
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.
This video will show you how to score the pre-test of the OATECA Functional Skills Assessment. The test will allow you to identify "holes" in specific functional skills.
Focus on academic skills covering multiple levels of reading, math and writing abilities.
Focus on basic skills that increase the ability for students to become proficient at taking care of their own everyday needs.
Focus on basic daily living abilities to the skills required to successfully work, live and independently succeed in the future.