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ERIC Number: ED499402
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 22
Abstractor: ERIC
Learning Opportunities for Your Child Through Alternate Assessments: Alternate Assessments Based on Modified Academic Achievement Standards
Cortiella, Candace
National Center on Educational Outcomes, University of Minnesota
This booklet helps parents understand an assessment option that can be made available to certain students who receive special education. This option is called an "alternate assessment based on modified academic achievement standards" (AA-MAS). Parents will learn how this option can work to improve their child's academic performance and ensure that the school and school district provide services and supports to improve their child's performance. Understanding this assessment option helps parents advocate for their special education student in the very best way possible. Concluding this booklet are additional sources of information that parents can use so that their child benefits from the school accountability provisions of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) while also making the most of the individualized services and supports required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
National Center on Educational Outcomes. University of Minnesota, 350 Elliott Hall, 75 East River Road, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Tel: 612-626-1530; Fax: 612-624-0879; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center on Educational Outcomes, Minneapolis, MN.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A