A r c h i v e d I n f o r m a t i o n
Standards and Assessments
Student Achievement and School Accountability Conference
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- Alternate assessments are designed for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities who are unable to participate in a regular assessment, even when accommodations or modifications are provided.
- States must establish guidelines to ensure that alternate assessments are used only when appropriate for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities and must require schools and LEAs to report the percentage of students taking an alternate assessment.