A report tracking the characteristics of states' alternate assessments based on alternate achievement standards (AA-MAS) that the National Center on Educational Outcomes has been following since 2007. The current report found 13 states that by the 2009-10 school year had developed, or were developing, what they considered to be an AA-MAS, and two additional states (Kansas and Louisiana) had received federal approval. This study also tracked whether states' AA-MAS were computer-based and whether the states' documents included considerations for English language learners (ELLs) with disabilities. Four of the thirteen states had a computer-based test. Documents from six states suggested that the needs of ELL students participating in the AA-MAS were considered.
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Thurlow, Martha; Lazarus, Sheryl; Hodgson, Jennifer.
Characteristics of States' Alternate Assessments Based on Modified Academic Achievement Standards in 2009-2010 (NCEO Synthesis Report).
University of Minnesota, Institute on Community Integration, National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO).
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