A report explaining how Tennessee developed an Alternate Assessment based on Modified Academic Achievement Standards called the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program-Modified Academic Achievement Standards (TCAP-MAAS), that was first administered in 2010. This report from the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) presents the results of a survey of Tennessee special education teachers regarding this assessment option. The authors sought to learn more about the teachers' perceptions of student experiences and outcomes with the TCAP-MAAS. They asked questions about how the teachers received training about this assessment, sought to measure the extent to which information about the new TCAP-MAAS had reached teachers across the state, and asked about accommodations selection and implementation for instruction and assessment. One section of the survey contained a knowledge quiz that was designed to assess teachers' knowledge of the TCAP-MAAS. The perceptions of teachers whose students took the TCAP-MAAS can provide insights into what is working well and where there were challenges.
The Center is supported through a Cooperative Agreement (#H326G050007)
with the Research to Practice Division, Office of Special Education Programs,
U.S. Department of Education. This report was funded
with partial support from 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.
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Department of Education or Offices within it.
Thurlow, Martha; Lazarus, Sheryl; Cormier, Damien; Altman, Jason.
Tennessee Special Education Teacher Survey: Training, Large-scale Testing, and TCAP-MAAS Administration (NCEO Technical Report).
University of Minnesota, Institute on Community Integration, National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO).
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