• As defined by the Arkansas Department of Education, the Arkansas Alternate Portfolio Assessments (AAPA) for Science (grades 5, 7 and 10) are designed to evaluate the performance of students with significant cognitive disabilities for whom the ACT Aspire (for Science grades 5, 7 and 10) is not appropriate.

    The Arkansas Alternate Portfolio Assessment allows for a collection of student work as evidence of student performance on tasks aligned to the Arkansas Science Frameworks for grades 5, 7 and 10.