IDEA and Assessment - Information on State Assessments for Students with Disabilities

  • There are two ways to assess a student who is classified with a disability under IDEA:
    • Standard Assessment: the student takes the same state and local assessments as peers who are not classified with a disability under IDEA, with accommodations as determined appropriate by the CSE
    • Alternate Assessment: the student is assessed using a combination of measures including data folio (a portfolio of work samples) and other measures determined by the state education department

    Attached are resources with more information about eligibility requirements and implications of alternate assessment measures.

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