Policies and Practices in Support of the Transition to Next Generation Alternate Assessments Based on Alternate Achievement Standards

Wednesday, June 25, 2014: 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Strand 13B (Hyatt Regency New Orleans)
  • NCSA 2014 GSEG transformative final.pdf (673.5 kB)
  • Content Strands:
    1. Next generation assessment systems
    2. Transitioning special populations to next generation standards and assessments
    Two federally-funded consortia, the National Center and State Collaborative (NCSC) and Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM), are designing next-generation AA-AAS for students with significant cognitive disabilities. Both systems have the potential to transform teacher practice and opportunities for students with significant cognitive disabilities. To accomplish this goal, each consortium is developing policies and practices that inform and support the transformation. Further, state partners are implementing policies and strategies to help educators and others in their states make the transition. This session features a description of the transformative policies and practices in each consortium and a discussion by state partners about their strategies for preparing for the transition to comprehensive and aligned AA-AAS systems.