The NAA is the state assessment of alternate achievement standards. The assessment is administered to less than 1% of all students in Nevada who meet the strict criteria required in order to be assessed with the NAA. The NAA assesses student academic performance on Nevada Content Standards through direct observation of specific tasks. Each task is an indication of a specific academic skill that has been linked to grade level content. These observations are recorded as digital video-clips that are scored by the classroom teacher. Later, during a validation score session, a second scorer will view the digital video-clips and validate that the score provided by the classroom teacher is accurate.