Considerations for Developing State-Defined Alternate Diplomas for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities
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This Brief describes the criteria that must be met for a State-defined alternate diploma to meet federal requirements for inclusion in the Title I Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR). It includes considerations for states contemplating the development of a State-defined alternate diploma, and recommends steps for those deciding to adopt a State-defined alternate diploma.
- Educational accountability and assessment
- Diplomas and Graduation Requirements
- Students with Disabilities
- Alternate Assessments