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									                                            STATUS OF ALTERNATE ASSESSMENT DEVELOPMENT: A STATE-BY-STATE COMPARISON
                                                                         (Source: National Center for Educational Outcomes, November 2000)

                                                                                                                                                         HOW SCORES
   STATE      IDENTIFYING CURRICULAR              INSTRUMENT TO         ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES    PROFICIENCY LEVELS            DETERMINING               SHOULD BE           STAKEHOLDER               TRAINING
              OR CONTENT STANDARDS:                  BE USED                                                                      SCORING &           INCLUDED ON “HIGH       INVOLVEMENT
              WHAT IS CONSIDERED                                                                                                 REPORTING             STAKES” SYSTEMS
              Alternate standards; subset of      Working on design    Task force will make       Task force defining       Task force will address   No                      Task force          Plan being finalized
              those applied in general                                 recommendations            proficiency levels
 ALABAMA      education

              Performance standards based         Using CTB Mcgraw-    Stakeholders and vendor    Yes, in-state committee   Get later in year         Mandatory graduation    Involved in all     No
              on Alaska Content Standards         Hill and committee                                                                                  exam; Alternate         committees
  ALASKA                                          of stakeholders                                                                                     Assessment option for
                                                                                                                                                      severely disabled,
                                                                                                                                                      certificate
              State standards with expanded       Pilot prototype;     Developed                  Task forces               Reported separately       Determined              Identified          Conducted in spring
              standards, with linkage to state    Issued RFP                                                                                                                                      2000
 COLORADO

              Workgroups; standards               Procedure based      Established by workgroup   Progress/mastery levels   Initial data to help      In accountability       Special education   Spring 2000
              independently developed for         on identified                                   based on experience of    determine                 system                  unit identified
CALIFORNIA    alternate assessment                common content                                  service providers and                                                       stakeholders
                                                  areas                                           pilot testing; IEPS
              Internal committee; two levels      Committee            Committee determined       No                        Committee                 Considered              Identified          Offered
              of alternate assessment             designed
CONNECTICUT

              “Standards for functional           Portfolio design     Draft established          Yes                       Recommended               Alternate assessment    Advisory            Yes
              programs”; will include those of                                                                                                        included in current     committee
 DELAWARE     general education with                                                                                                                  accountability system
              additions
              No                                  Subset of those      No                         No                        Yes                       Yes                     Stakeholders and    Yes
                                                  applied to general                                                                                                          parents
  FLORIDA                                         education

              Type of diploma for who needs       Committee            Yes, committee             None developed            Developing a format       No                      Yes                 Yes
              alternate assessment;               developing
 GEORGIA      standards independently
              developed
              State content and performance       Yes                  Yes                        Yes                       Yes                       Yes                     Yes, continuing     Yes, continuing
              standards; identical to those for                                                                                                                               process             process
  HAWAII      general education

              Alternate standards; identical to   Creating             Recommended                Establishing              Determined by             No high stakes          Task force          September 2000
              those in general education                                                                                    workgroup
   IDAHO

              Standard sets from Illinois         Yes, portfolio       Developed                  Rubric developed          Discussion being held     No                      Task force;         Initial training
              learning standards                                                                                                                                              content area        conducted in Sept.,
  ILLINOIS                                                                                                                                                                    experts             Oct. & Dec. 2000;
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Follow-up in spring
                                                                                                                                                                                                  2000
                                                                                                                                                                         State-by-State Comparison

                                                                                                                                             HOW SCORES
       STATE      IDENTIFYING CURRICULAR           INSTRUMENT          ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES   PROFICIENCY LEVELS        DETERMINING         SHOULD BE         STAKEHOLDER                 TRAINING
                 OR CONTENT STANDARDS:              TO BE USED                                                              SCORING &     INCLUDED ON “HIGH     INVOLVEMENT
                    WHAT IS CONSIDERED                                                                                      REPORTING      STAKES” SYSTEMS
                Standards and proficiencies;     Purdue University    Established               Universal rubric       Developed          No                    Stakeholder          Held
                those in general education       developed                                                                                                      committee
INDIANA                                          software, AIMS



                Drafted standards and            Considering          In process                Considering            Determining        No                    Stakeholder          Planned for 2000-
                benchmarks; standards            portfolio                                                                                                      committee            2001 school year
IOWA            independently developed for
                alternate assessment
                Separate standards developed;    Being developed      Completed                 Being established      Determined         No                    Two committees       February/August
                subset of those applied in       by University of                                                                                                                    2000
KANSAS          general education                Kansas Center for
                                                 Educational
                                                 Testing
                Curricular/content standards;    Portfolio            Established               Done                   Done               Yes                   Advisory board       Yes
                subset of those applied to
KENTUCKY        general education

                Selected from state standards;   Task force           Developed by task force   Three levels           Discussion phase   Certificate of        Large task force     Done
                subset from general education    designed                                                                                 Achievement
LOUISIANA                                        instrument;
                                                 Contractor
                                                 producing
                                                 document
                Maine Learning Results           Advisory committee   In process                Draft form             Being developed    No high stakes        Collaborative work   In planning
                Standards are for all            guiding process                                                                                                group and
MAINE                                                                                                                                                           advisory group

                Regular content standards and    Independent          Established               Drafted                Reported in same   IMAP used in school   Advisory             Done
                additional specific standards    Mastery                                                               manner as MSPAP    reports               committee
MARYLAND                                         Assessment
                                                 Program (IMAP)
                Entry points to each standard;   Collaboration with   Established               Internal discussions   In development     Yes                   Establishing         Done
                applied to general education     contractor
MASSACHUSETTS                                    (Advanced
                                                 Systems);
                                                 stakeholders
                                                 identified
                AUEN established; include        Being developed      Under development         Under consideration    Being finalized    Yes                   Yes                  Yes
                those applied to general
MICHIGAN        education

                Developed academic/functional    Established          Developed                 Developed              Designed           Being worked out      Advisory             Yes
                standards; developed                                                                                                                            committee
MINNESOTA       independently for alternate
                assessment




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                                                                                                                                                                           State-by-State Comparison

                                                                                                                                                HOW SCORES
       STATE      IDENTIFYING CURRICULAR            INSTRUMENT TO         ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES    PROFICIENCY LEVELS       DETERMINING          SHOULD BE       STAKEHOLDER              TRAINING
                  OR CONTENT STANDARDS:                BE USED                                                                 SCORING &     INCLUDED ON “HIGH    INVOLVEMENT
                    WHAT IS CONSIDERED                                                                                         REPORTING      STAKES” SYSTEMS
                 Beginning development              Uncertain            Beginning development     Yes                   Don’t know          Don’t know          Don’t know          Don’t know

MISSISSIPPI

                 “Show Me Standards” functional     Portfolio            Written                   Not finalized         Not finalized       No                  Advisory group      Yes
                 context
MISSOURI

                 Preliminary                        Don’t know           No                        No                    No                  No                  Don’t know          Don’t know

MONTANA

                 Draft form; independently          Checklist approach   Yes                       Same as general       Yes                 No                  Yes                 Yes
                 developed for alternate                                                           education
NEBRASKA         assessment

                 Yes; subset from general           Yes                  Yes                       Yes                   Yes                 No                  Yes                 Yes
                 education
NEVADA

                 Extended the existing              Portfolio            Completed                 In process            Not determined      No                  Yes                 Yes
                 curriculum framework
NEW HAMPSHIRE

                 Developed indicators               RFP in               Developed                 No                    Yes                 Yes                 Yes                 Yes
                                                    development
NEW JERSEY

                 Guiding principles documents;      In creation          Done                      Developed             Done                Done                Invited             Yes
                 subset of general education
NEW MEXICO

                 Alternate performance              Contractor           Draft                     Finalized             No                  No                  Yes                 Yes
                 indicators developed; to general   (Advanced
NEW YORK         education                          Systems) helping
                                                    to develop
                 Domains/competencies;              Portfolio            Written                   Rubric                Under discussion    Being discussed     Don’t know          Done
                 independently developed for
NORTH CAROLINA   alternate assessment

                 Expanded standards identical to    Developed            In process                Workgroup             In creation         No                  Task force          Yes
                 those applied to general
NORTH DAKOTA     education

                 Establishing                       Developing           Developing                No                    Reviewing methods   Yes                 Yes                 No

OHIO



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                                                                                                                                                                             State-by-State Comparison

                                                                                                                                                     HOW SCORES
       STATE       IDENTIFYING CURRICULAR              INSTRUMENT TO        ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES    PROFICIENCY LEVELS       DETERMINING             SHOULD BE       STAKEHOLDER           TRAINING
                  OR CONTENT STANDARDS:                   BE USED                                                                SCORING &        INCLUDED ON “HIGH    INVOLVEMENT
                     WHAT IS CONSIDERED                                                                                         REPORTING          STAKES” SYSTEMS
                 Standards developed to those          Portfolio           Established               Four levels            Reported in similar   No high stakes      Yes              Yes
                 for general education                                                                                      manner as others
OKLAHOMA

                 Oregon’s Certificate of Initial       Trying “not” to     Done                      Done                   In progress           No                  Yes              Yes
                 Mastery; extended career and          develop an
OREGON           life role assessment                  instrument; want
                                                       one assessment
                                                       that is alternate
                 Work group to determine;              Recommended         Recommended               No                     In progress           No high stakes      Don’t know       Don’t know
                 subset of those for general
PENNSYLVANIA     education

                 Subset from general education         Portfolio           Done                      Done                   Don’t know            Don’t know          Yes              Done

RHODE ISLAND

                 State standards; subset of those      Portfolio           Done                      Done                   No                    No                  Yes              Yes
                 for general education
SOUTH CAROLINA

                 Subset of general education           Two separate work   Established               Already in place       Done                  Yes                 Completed        In process
                                                       groups
SOUTH DAKOTA

                 Curriculum and content                Portfolio           Developed                 Established            Aligned with state    No                  Yes              Yes
                 standards; subset of general                                                                               assessment
TENNESSEE        education

                 Subset of general education           Establishing        Developed                 Planned and underway   Done                  No                  Yes              Yes
                 standards
TEXAS

                 “Life skills” curriculum; subset of   Developed           In development            No                     Yes                   No                  Yes              Yes
                 general education
UTAH

                 In development                        Portfolio           Done                      Done                   Work in progress      No                  Yes              Yes
VERMONT


                 Draft                                 Recommended         Recommended               No                     Yes                   No                  Yes              Yes

VIRGINIA




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                                                                                                                                                                          State-by-State Comparison

                                                                                                                                                   HOW SCORES
     STATE        IDENTIFYING CURRICULAR          INSTRUMENT TO         ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES   PROFICIENCY LEVELS         DETERMINING             SHOULD BE       STAKEHOLDER          TRAINING
                  OR CONTENT STANDARDS:              BE USED                                                                 SCORING &          INCLUDED ON “HIGH   INVOLVEMENT
                    WHAT IS CONSIDERED`                                                                                      REPORTING           STAKES” SYSTEMS
                Extended standards; subset        Currently piloting   Developed                 Yes                  Contractor will develop   Recommended         Yes            Done
                from those in general education                                                                       draft
WASHINGTON

                West Virginia’s alternate         Done                 Established               Yes                  No decision               No                  Yes            Yes
                assessment framework
WEST VIRGINIA

                Wisconsin Model Academic          Done                 No                        No                   Yes                       No                  Yes            Yes
                Standards; alternate
WISCONSIN       performance indicators

                Expanded standards draft form     “Body of evidence”   Done                      Done                 Yes                       No                  Yes            Yes
                                                  to be collected
WYOMING




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