A report compiling, analyzing, and summarizing states' plans for phasing out the alternate assessment based on modified achievement standards (AA-MAS) in their approved waiver applications. The U.S. Department of Education offered states the flexibility waiver from some of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) accountability requirements on condition that the states provide a plan to phase out the use of the AA-MAS for ESEA accountability by the 2014-15 school year.
The Center is supported through a Cooperative Agreement (#H326G110002) with the Research to Practice Division, Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education. The contributions of Graduate Research Assistants were supported by the Multi-state GSEG Toward a Defensible AA-MAS. This project is supported by General Supervision Enhancement Grants (#H373X070021) from the Research to Practice Division, Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education. Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Department of Education or Offices within it.
Edwards, Lynn; Thurlow, Martha; Lazarus, Sheryl.
States' Flexibility Plans for Phasing Out the Alternate Assessment Based on Modified Academic Achievement Standards (AA-MAS) by 2014-15 (NCEO Synthesis Report).
University of Minnesota, Institute on Community Integration, National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO).
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