TIES Center Briefs: Providing Meaningful General Education Curriculum Access to Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (TIES Center Brief #4)

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Description

This brief addresses the question of what access to and progress in the general education curriculum means for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. It provides examples of what content aligned to the grade level looks like for students who participate in the alternate assessment based on alternate academic achievement standards (AA-AAAS), highlighting three principles: (a) the same content standards are used as are used for other students; (b) all subject areas provided to the peers of a student who participates in the AA-AAAS should be provided to that student also; and (c) decisions about modifications and accommodations of assignments and materials are tailored to the individual student. Things to avoid and do’s and don’ts for providing access are provided.

Details

Date
August 2020 
Type
Brief 
Edition
Number 4
Contact
Michael L Moore moore031@umn.edu or +1 612-626-0546
Publisher
National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO)

Topics

  • Educational accountability and assessment
    • Content Areas
      • Instruction
        • Intellectual/Cognitive Disability
          • Standards and Accountability
            • Standards-based IEPs
              • Students with Disabilities