ERIC Number: ED468069
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment Handbook Volume 3: Accommodations and Alternate Assessment Scale. Strategies To Support the Participation of Students with Disabilities and Limited English Proficiency in Montana's Statewide Assessment. January, 2002. Revised.
Montana State Office of Public Instruction, Helena.
The 2000-2001 school year brought changes in statewide testing in Montana and in assessment requirements tied to two federal programs, Title I and Special Education. This document provides guidance to districts about their responsibilities relative to the involvement of students served by these programs in statewide assessment, describing the ways in which all students can participate in the statewide testing program. A separate document will provide information about the implementation of the alternate assessment protocol for students for whom this is the most appropriate option. Minor changes in coding and other testing procedures have been made this year; these changes are highlighted in the text with a new icon. The handbook contains these sections: (1) Introduction; (2) Program and Policy Foundations; (3) Options and Accommodations To Support All Students in the Statewide Assessment; and (4) Coding the Test Participation of Students with Disabilities and Limited English Proficiency. Three appendixes contain a discussion of key provisions of Title I and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, questions and answers, and questions to guide decisions about student assessment participation. (Contains 11 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Montana State Office of Public Instruction, Helena.
Identifiers - Location: Montana
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I