NCEO Synthesis Reports: Who Are the Students Who May Qualify for an Alternate Assessment Based on Modified Academic Achievement Standards (AA-MAS)? Focus Group Results (#79)

Part of the NCEO Synthesis Reports series.
Author(s)
Sandra Berndt, Barbara Ebben, Eva Kubinski, Grant Sim, Kristin K Liu PhD, et. al.

Description

A report summarizing the results of educator focus groups conducted by one state in a consortium dedicated to studying alternate assessments based on modified achievement standards (AA-MAS) eligibility issues. In 2008 and 2009, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction held three focus groups to accomplish three specific goals: (1) To help educators become familiar with federal regulatory language about students eligible for the AA-MAS; (2) to familiarize educators with issues that must be considered when determining which students might qualify for the AA-MAS; and (3) to help educators identify strategies for improving instruction and assessment practices for struggling learners.

Details

Date
January 2011 
Type
Report 
Edition
Number 79
Publisher
National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO)

Topics

  • Educational accountability and assessment
    • Assessment Participation
      • Students with Disabilities
        • Test Design
        • Specific life stage
          • Adolescents and young adults
            • Children