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Alternate Assessments for Special Education Students in the Southwest Region States

By Stanley Rabinowitz, Edynn Sato, Betsy J. Case, Debra Benitez, Kevin Jordan


In 2003, the U.S. Department of Education issued regulations allowing states to develop alternate standards and assessments for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities.

This study reviews and summarizes alternate assessment policies and practices and their implementation and impact for the most significantly cognitively disabled students, across the five states in the Southwest Region.

Information about the regional educational laboratory (REL) system and other REL publications can be found at the National Regional Educational Laboratory Program website.

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Copyright: 2008
Format: PDF
Pages: 71
Publisher: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences