05. The Why, Who, When, What, Where, How of the Pennsylvania Alternate System of Assessment (PASA)

Speakers: Kaylee Wynkoop, Ph.D.; Lisa Hampe; Lynda Lupp

*This speaker will be presenting in person at the Penn Stater.
**This session is available for in person and virtual attendance.

Presenters will review all things related to the Pennsylvania Alternate System of Assessment (PASA) including WHY an alternate system of assessment is available for eligible students, WHO is eligible to participate, WHEN important assessment-related tasks should be completed, WHAT the assessment encompasses, WHERE important assessment-related resources and guidance can be found, and HOW to help students prepare for and complete the assessment. 

Credits: Act 48, ASHA

Audience: Special Education Teachers; Teachers who work with students who are blind or visually impaired; Teachers who work with students with hearing loss; Teachers who work with students who are Deaf-Blind; Teachers/other professionals who work with students who have sustained traumatic brain injury; Speech therapists; General Education Teachers; Supervisors/Administrators; Assistive Technology Specialists; Occupational Therapists and/or Physical Therapists; Orientation and Mobility Specialists; School Counselors and/or School Psychologists; Parents, Guardians, Family Members; Paraprofessionals

Speakers’ Bio: 
Dr. Kaylee Wynkoop is an Educational Consultant at PaTTAN Pittsburgh and works to support the following initiatives: Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities, Secondary Transition, Paraprofessionals, and Autism. She has worked as a special education teacher and as an assistant professor of special education.
 
Lisa Hampe is a Special Education Adviser for the PA Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education with a focus on the Pennsylvania Alternate System of Assessment (PASA) and state assessment accommodations. She previously served as a Director of Special Education for a school district, and a Supervisor of Special Education for an Intermediate Unit. Her teaching experience includes teaching students with complex support needs in various programs such as Multiple Disabilities Support. Her professional experience also includes service as an adjunct professor with the Autism Spectrum Disorders graduate program at California University of Pennsylvania.
 
Lynda A. Lupp is the Statewide Special Education Assessment Coordinator for Pennsylvania at the PA Training and Technical Assistance Network. She is a graduate of Millersville University and Temple University. Her professional experience includes teaching special education in public school at the elementary, middle and high school levels and serving as a building administrator and special education administrator in both rural and large suburban districts. She has also worked for the PA Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education as Special Education Adviser and Division Chief. Ms. Lupp currently oversees the implementation of the PA Alternate System of Assessment.