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Alternate State Assessments

Students with exceptionalities are required to take state and districts assessments. IEP teams may agree to provide accommodations and/or modifications for these assessments. SKACD believes that all students should be given the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and skills.

The IEP team must follow both district and state protocols when providing changes to these required assessments. Each school district/building will appoint a state assessment coordinator to supervise the provision of state and local assessments.

In Kansas, students with most significant cognitive impairments may demonstrate a need for an alternate state assessment. These students are provided with Dynamic Learning Maps to measure their yearly growth. IEP teams may wish to consider SKACD’s training and resources materials when determining which state assessment instrument to administer.

For questions related to state assessments, please contact: