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