ERIC Number: ED453609
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
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)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Alternative Assessment, Data Collection, Decision Making, Disabilities, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Individualized Education Programs, Performance Based Assessment, Portfolio Assessment, Severe Disabilities, Student Evaluation, Student Participation, Test Construction, Testing
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