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Alternate Assessments Based on Alternative Achievement Standards:

Title 2 :
Policy, Practice, and Potential
William D. Schafer, & Robert W. Lissitz
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What is the best way of helping students with severe cognitive disabilities realize their full potential?

Alternate Assessments Based on Alternate Achievement Standards: Policy, Practice, and Potential answers this question and more as it details what it means to conduct an alternate assessment for students with severe cognitive disabilities, what works, and what needs further exploration.

Edited by William Shafer, PhD and Robert W. Lissitz, PhD, this urgently needed resource provides assessment developers, policy makers and special education directors with the knowledge and tools they need to develop valid alternative assessments. The book includes writings from some of the nation’s most respected researchers and practioners in the field of special education to give readers a complete understanding of one of the most important issues facing special educators today.  

 Topics in this thought-provoking and well-researched book include:

  • Which students should receive alternate assessments
  • What specialized tests and assessments should measure
  • How to align these assessments with the Core Content Standards
  • How to evaluate alternate assessments
  • Examples of alternate assessments in seven states
  • Areas in need of further study

An essential guide for developing fair and accurate assessments that pinpoint the abilities and challenges of students with severe cognitive disabilities so that they – and all students – reach their full potential.

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