NCEO Synthesis Reports: States' Participation Guidelines for Alternate Assessments Based on Modified Academic Achievement Standards (AA-MAS) in 2008 (#71)

Description

A report describing an assessment option permitted by federal regulations that give states the flexibility to offer an alternate assessment based on modified academic achievement standards (AA-MAS). This assessment option is for a small group of students with disabilities who can make significant progress but may not reach grade-level proficiency within the time period covered by their Individualized Education Program. Students who participate in an AA-MAS must have access to grade-level content. States are not required to offer this option. This report compiles, analyzes, and summarizes states' participation guidelines for the AA-MAS.

Details

Date
December 2008 
Type
Report 
Edition
Number 71
Publisher
National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO)

Topics

  • Educational accountability and assessment
    • Assessment Participation
      • Graduation requirements
        • Instruction
          • Intellectual/Cognitive Disability
            • Parents & Families
              • Policy
                • Standards-based IEPs
                  • Students with Disabilities
                    • Test Design
                    • Specific life stage
                      • Adolescents and young adults
                        • Children