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ERIC Number: ED453609
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 165
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-7619-7774-0
Alternate Assessments for Students with Disabilities.
Thompson, Sandra J.; Quenemoen, Rachel F.; Thurlow, Martha L.; Ysseldyke, James E.
Designed for general and special education administrators, teachers, and other education professionals, this book offers a "big picture" of high expectations, assessment, and accountability for students with significant disabilities. Chapters focus on the following eight steps involved in the development and administration of alternate assessments: (1) placing alternate assessments in the context of assessment and accountability systems; (2) considering how all students in the school can work toward the same standards, how their progress can be measured, and how expectations can be increased for each student; (3) defining the roles of each partner and building support for success; (4) deciding how a student will participate in assessment and accountability systems in general assessments with no accommodations, in general assessments with accommodations, or in alternate assessments; (5) building alternate assessments into the collaborative work of the Individualized Education Program teams; (6) using a variety of strategies to administer alternate assessments and compiling assessment data; (7) ensuring data from alternate assessments are used to improve education systems for all students; and (8) figuring out who wins when alternate assessments are in place. Lists of legal and educational resources are provided. (Contains 25 references.) (CR)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
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Note: A joint publication of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and Corwin Press, Inc.