NCEO Synthesis Reports: A Brief History of Alternate Assessments Based on Alternate Achievement Standards (#68)

Description

A 2008 report reviewing the previous 15 years of alternate assessment development, from the early 1990s through the mid-2000s, as reported by state directors of special education on the Institute's National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) state surveys, and augmented by other research and policy reports published by NCEO and related organizations during that timeframe. This is a resource for state and federal policymakers and staff, researchers, test companies, and the public and it helps explain the evolution of alternate assessment for students with significant cognitive disabilities.

Details

Date
September 2008 
Type
Report 
Edition
Number 68
Publisher
National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO)

Topics

  • Educational accountability and assessment
    • Assessment Reporting
      • Intellectual/Cognitive Disability
        • Policy
          • Standards and Accountability
            • State Surveys
              • Test Design
              • Specific life stage
                • Adolescents and young adults
                  • Children