Points for deciding whether a student will be taking the general assessment or alternative assessment: -Making good decisions about assessment participation affects the validity of assessment results and students' opportunity to learn. -Special education leaders can build the capacity of individualized education program teams to make decisions about assessment participation. -Special education leaders should monitor the decisions made by IEP teams to ensure that appropriate decision making is occuring.
Are Alternative Assessments Adequate or Necessary?
Survey reveals what teachers perceive of the alternate assessment: -More of a teacher assessment than one fore the student. -Completing the alternate assessment takes time away from teaching and student needs. -Increases paperwork especially with the portfolio assessments.