State-wide Assessment . Update for 2005-2006. What Does TN’s Alternate Assessment Program Look Like Now?. What Will TN’s Alternate Assessment Program Look Like in 2006-2007?. Goal: Include as many students as possible in the general assessment.
Update for 2005-2006
(What if a parent refuses cognitive assessment?)
ALL students must be assessed in the areas of English (Reading/Language Arts), Mathematics, and Science at the high school level.
If the student does not meet current TCAP-Alt Participation Guidelines, then IEP Team must determine when – not if - Gateway Assessments will be administered.
Dimension scoring progresses linearly from left to right with each successive cell showing all the characteristics of the one preceding it. Minimum requirements indicated must be met to obtain points above 0.
A Report of Irregularity must be completed prior to use.
For definitions of terms found on this rubric and for additional scoring rules, see the TCAP-Alt Teacher’s Manual.
1) objective evidence,
2) the student is not likely to achieve grade-level proficiency in the school year covered by the IEP despite high quality instruction (which includes special education and related services designed to meet the student's needs), and
3) the student is receiving instruction in the grade-level curriculum for the subjects in which he or she is being assessed.