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States Skirt Testing Requirement For Students In Special Education

1st March, 2024

[Source: Disability Scoop]

Only a small percentage of students are supposed to take alternate assessments intended for those with the most significant cognitive disabilities, but new evidence suggests that states are routinely exceeding the limit despite major ramifications for kids.

Under the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, no more than 1% of all students — or about 10% of those with disabilities — who are assessed in a state each year are allowed to take what’s known as an alternate assessment aligned with alternate academic achievement standards, or AA-AAS. The modified tests are less rigorous than the general, grade-level reading and math exams mandated for most children.

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