ERIC Number: ED478428
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Virginia Alternative Assessment Program: Implementation Manual (Revised 2002).
Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act requires state programs to adopt standards for all children, including those with disabilities, in state and district-wide assessments with the provision of appropriate and necessary accommodations. For students who cannot participate in state and district-wide assessments, the law requires that state education agencies develop and implement guidelines for their participation in an alternate form of assessment by July 1, 2000. This document is the implementation manual for the Virginia Alternate Assessment Program, designed to evaluate the performance of students who have traditionally been exempted from state assessment programs. Assessment is through a Collection of Evidence that may include observations, work samples, data charts, performance event results, and other assessments. The Implementation Manual contains these sections: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "Selecting the Student"; (3) "Performance Dimensions"; and (4) "Components of the Collection of Evidence." Eleven appendixes discuss linkages to the state's Standards of Learning and supplemental information about assessment procedures. (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia