Making Improved Decisions for Students on the Cusp of Alternate Assessment Participation Using Multiple Measures of Academic Achievement from Multiple Sources (MIDAS)


Increases the capacity of state education agencies to provide technical assistance to local education agencies (e.g., school districts) on using multiple measures of academic achievement to improve instructional practices for students with disabilities who move from the alternate assessment to the general assessment. The project also increases the capacity of teachers to successfully instruct these students.

Sheryl Lazarus, Linda Goldstone, Andrew R Hinkle
Sheryl Lazarus
Subcontract from
Arkansas Department of Education
U.S. Department of Education
Arkansas Department of Education
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
West Virginia Department of Education


Sheryl Lazarus :: Director, National Center on Educational Outcomes

Linda Goldstone :: Research Associate

Andrew R Hinkle :: Education Program Manager 2


MIDAS Project Reports: Using Multiple Measures of Academic Achievement to Inform Instruction for Students with Disabilities Who Moved from the Alternate Assessment to the General State Assessment (#101)

This report presents an overview of two types of assessments that can inform instructional decision making for students with disabilities who moved from the alternate assessment based on alternate …

Published: April 2024


  • Educational accountability and assessment
    • Assessment (large-scale, alternate)
    • Instruction