ERIC Number: ED466053
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Participation Guidelines for Alaska Students in State Assessments, 2001/2002.
Alaska State Dept. of Education and Early Development, Juneau.
This document presents Alaska State guidelines for including students with disabilities and students who are limited English proficient in statewide assessments. An overview section explains that Alaska has developed a two-tiered Comprehensive System of Student Assessments comprised of regular assessments (criterion referenced tests at grades 3, 6, 8 and high school completion) and alternate assessments for students with disabilities, who, even with accommodations, are unable to participate in the regular assessments. A section on making decisions about students with disabilities first stresses the importance of including parents, then offers accommodation guidelines for students in special education and students with a 504 accommodation plan, explains test accommodations versus test modifications, and presents guidelines for selecting test accommodations. The following section is on making decisions about students who are limited English proficient. It first identifies characteristics of students who are limited English proficient and then outlines recommended language proficiency assessment procedures for these students. (DB)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Disabilities, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Inclusive Schools, Limited English Speaking, State Standards, Student Participation
Alaska State Dept. of Education & Early Development, 801 West 10th St., Suite 200, Juneau, AK 99801-1894. Tel: 907-465-2800; Fax: 907-465-3452; For full text: http://www.eed.state.ak.us/tls/assessment/pdf_files/AKParticipationGuide.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Dept. of Education and Early Development, Juneau.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 1997; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)