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ERIC Number: EJ920309
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0022-4669
Characteristics of and Implications for Students Participating in Alternate Assessments Based on Alternate Academic Achievement Standards
Kearns, Jacqueline Farmer; Towles-Reeves, Elizabeth; Kleinert, Harold L.; Kleinert, Jane O'Regan; Thomas, Megan Kleine-Kracht
Journal of Special Education, v45 n1 p3-14 May 2011
Little research has precisely defined the population of students participating in alternate assessments based on alternate academic achievement standards (AA-AAAS). Therefore, the purpose of this article is twofold: (a) explicate the findings of a multistate study examining the characteristics of the population of students participating in AA-AAAS, and (b) discuss the implications of those findings for instruction and assessment that move us closer to understanding what these students know and can do. The article discusses the results of our study within and across these seven states, implications for practitioners, and future research directions that should be considered for both instruction and assessment. (Contains 8 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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