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ERIC Number: EJ828150
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0731-1745
Links for Academic Learning (LAL): A Conceptual Model for Investigating Alignment of Alternate Assessments Based on Alternate Achievement Standards
Flowers, Claudia; Wakeman, Shawnee; Browder, Diane M.; Karvonen, Meagan
Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, v28 n1 p25-37 Spr 2009
This article describes an alignment procedure, called Links for Academic Learning (LAL), for examining the degree of alignment of alternate assessments based on alternate achievement standards (AA-AAS) to grade-level content standards and instruction. Although some of the alignment criteria are similar to those used in general education assessments, modifications to these criteria as well as additional unique criteria are incorporated because of the needs of the students with significant cognitive disabilities. This article addresses the alignment challenges that are specific to AA-AAS, the rationale for the LAL alignment criteria, and a description of how the criteria are measured.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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