Alternate Assessments for Students with Disabilities: Introduction

National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO)

Alternate assessments are tools used to evaluate the performance of students who are unable to participate in general state assessments even with accommodations. Alternate assessments provide a mechanism for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities and for other students who may need alternate assessment formats to be included in the accountability system.

This resource is a part of the Tool Kit on Teaching and Assessing Students with Disabilities – Parent Materials (2004, Archived).