ERIC Number: ED446118
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Participation Guidelines for Alaska Students in State Assessments.
Alaska State Dept. of Education and Early Development, Juneau.
This publication provides guidance for making decisions about the participation in regular assessments of individual students in Alaska with disabilities and with limited English proficiency. It also provides guidance for deciding if a student requires a testing accommodation or an alternate assessment. The regular assessments included criterion-referenced tests at grades 3, 6, and 8 (Benchmark Examinations) and a High School Graduation Qualifying Examination. Regular assessments also include the norm-referenced tests given at selected grade levels and test accommodations for some students. Alternate assessments are available for students with disabilities who are unable to participate in the regular assessments even with accommodations. The first section consider students with disabilities. The student's Individualized Education Program (IEP) is the cornerstone for educating a child with a disability, and the student's IEP team makes decisions about assessment participation and the types of testing accommodation that may be necessary. The types of accommodation that require documentation are defined. The second section explores testing for students of limited English proficiency. Alaska has a long history of linguistic diversity. The conditions under which testing may be delayed or exemptions may be granted, as for recent immigrants, are defined. (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Dept. of Education and Early Development, Juneau.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska