Successfully Transitioning Away from the 2% Assessment

A meeting for states that are transitioning away from the 2% assessment—alternate assessment based on modified achievement standards (AA-MAS)—was held in Atlanta, Georgia on February 11-12, 2014. The purpose of the meeting was for State teams to come together to develop or refine plans that will facilitate the successful transition of students currently in the AA-MAS to the regular assessment. The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Educational and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) and Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE) collaborated with the National Center of Educational Outcomes (NCEO) and the Regional Resource Center Program (RRCP) to host this meeting.

The meeting includes several presentations and resources for states. The agenda, meeting materials, presentation PowerPoints, videos, and other resources provided by states are included here.

 

Table of Contents

Follow-up Webinar (July 31, 2014)

2% Meeting (February 11-12, 2014)


Follow-up Webinar (July 31, 2014)

Agenda

Presentations

Resources

Successfully Transitioning Away from the 2% Assessment: Frequently Asked Questions

 

2% Meeting (February 11-12, 2014)

Agenda

Successfully Transitioning Away from the 2% Assessment

 

Presentations

Digging Into the Data to Learn More About Low Performing Student with Disabilities (Sheryl Lazarus)

Working Lunch Questions

Improving Educational Participation and Outcomes for ALL Students with Universal Design for Learning and—for some—Special Education Services (Joy Smiley Zabala)

Universal Design of Assessments and AA-MAS Transition (Christopher Johnstone)

Improving Accommodations Decisions for Low-Performing Students (Laurene Christensen)

Supporting Students with Moderate Disabilities Using Accommodations (Leanne Ketterlin Geller)

 

Meeting Materials

Successfully Transitioning from the AA-MAS to the General Assessment (Policy Directions)

Considerations for Consortia as States Transition Away from the AA-MAS (NCEO Brief #7)

AA-MAS Transition: Some Questions That States May Want to Ask of Their Data

MACB Spreadsheet

Multi-Attribute Consensus Building Tool

Participation Criteria Comparisons for States Transitioning from an AA-MAS

Successfully Transitioning Away from the 2% Assessment: Discussion Guide

Successfully Transitioning Away from the 2% Assessment: Frequently Asked Questions


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Resources

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Regarding Alternate Assessments based on Modified Academic Achievement Standards

This Notice proposes to amend the regulations governing the Alternate Assessments based on Modified Academic Achievement Standards to no longer authorize states, in satisfying ESEA accountability requirements, to define modified academic achievement standards and develop alternate assessments based on those modified academic achievement standards.

The “Background” and “Reasons” sections of the notice discuss the reasons for the proposed changes.


Georgia


Indiana


Maryland

Michigan

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Videos

Ensuring Access for Students Who Currently Participate in AA-MAS ( Laurene Christensen, Melissa Gholsen, andLeanne Ketterlin Geller)

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Improving Accommodations Decisions for Low-Performing Students (Laurene Christensen)

Supporting Students with Moderate Disabilities Using Accommodations (Leanne Ketterlin Geller)

Considering Accommodations in State Assessments: 2013-2014 and Beyond (Melissa Gholson)


Using Universal Design for Learning (Joy Zabala)

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Improving Educational Participation and Outcomes for ALL Students with Universal Design for Learning and--for some--Special Education Services (Joy Smiley Zabala)


Using Data to Learn More About What is Happening with Students (Shery Lazarus)

 

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Digging Into the Data to Learn More About Low Performing Student with Disabilities (Sheryl Lazarus)


Writing IEPs that are Aligned to Standards (Jim Shriner and John Payne)

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Decision Making to Support Standards-Based IEPs (John Payne and Jim Shriner)


Developing Systems that Support Student Achievement (Deb Telfer and Aimee Howley)

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Developing Systems that Support Student Achievement (Aimee Howley and Deborah Telfer)

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