Guidance for Examining District Alternate Assessment Participation Rates

Description

This Brief addresses important questions that arise for states as they implement federal alternate assessments aligned to alternate achievement standards (AA-AAS) participation requirements. Federal policy limits the number of students that a state may assess with an AA-AAS to no more than 1% of all students in the grades assessed in a state. The AA-AAS is intended only for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. Given that many states report more than 1% of their student population taking an AA-AAS, there is a need to identify effective and technically defensible practices for monitoring participation rates for alternate assessments.

Details

Date
October 2018 
Type
Brief 
Contact
Michael L Moore moore031@umn.edu or +1 612-626-0546
Publisher
National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO)

Topics

  • Educational accountability and assessment
    • Assessment Participation
      • Intellectual/Cognitive Disability
        • Students with Disabilities