State Standards & Alternate Assessments

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This toolkit from the California Charter Schools Association is the result of a 2016 statewide qualitative study of innovative and exceptional special education programs and practices across the California charter school movement. The final published report detailed findings with examples of successful practices grounded in current research and accompanied by...

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Alternate assessment professional development materials provided by the University of North Carolina’s Allied Health Center for Literacy and Disability Studies. The page contains an alternate assessment system based on the development of learning maps, which include both traditional learning progressions and the multiple, alternate routes that students with significant intellectual...

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The information contained within this guide is designed to provide comprehensive guidance for educators, parents, advocates, and agency personnel regarding the delivery of assistive technology services for students with disabilities. The intent is to help ensure consistent policies and practices among school districts and to provide stakeholders with a clear...

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This Iowa Dept. of Education AT page contains information on: Federal Regulations; State Rules; Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology (QIAT) Services; State AT Liaisons; AEA AT Contacts; Assistive Technology Consideration; Areas of Assistive Technology; Funding Sources; Frequently Asked Questions; and Resources. Per the site: AT is any device that allows...

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Accessibility and Accommodations: Addressing Challenges with Technology-Based State Assessments , presented by Kristin Ruedel, Ph.D. (Center on Technology and Disability) and Martha Thurlow Ph.D. (National Center on Educational Outcomes), will highlight challenges that states and districts have experienced in providing student accommodations when implementing technology-based assessments. Participants will learn...

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This document is a very in-depth resource manual, created by the Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative (WATI) and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). It includes full chapters on most areas of classroom AT use, as well as chapters specific to hearing and vision disabilities, recreation and leisure, and ADLs....

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In this webinar Dr. Izzo presents EnvisionIT: Enhancing Transition Through Technology , a 21st century online curriculum aligned with standards and designed for grades 8-12. The curriculum teaches English and language arts, information technology literacy, college & career readiness, and financial literacy. EnvisionIT was designed with accessibility and...

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EnvisionIT is a 21st century online curriculum aligned with standards and designed for grades 8-12. The curriculum teaches English and language arts, information technology literacy, college & career readiness, and financial literacy. EnvisionIT was designed with accessibility and universal design for learning in mind and is highly customized to meet...

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Published by the Center for American Progress, this paper discusses progress made in state mandated tests (PARCC and Smarter Balanced) through the inclusion of accessibility features and use of universal design. The authors argue for increased focus on accessibility and inter-operability to ensure proper access and accommodations and recommend better...

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The 2013-2014 Publicly Reported Assessment Results for Students with Disabilities and ELLs with Disabilities reports participation and performance data on all alternate assessments based on alternate achievement standards (AA-AAS).

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