ADE Director's Communication Memo Form


Memo Number : LS-06-103

Date Created : 04/07/2006

Attention:

Superintendents
Co-op Directors
Elementary Principals
Middle School Principals
High School Principals

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
   
Section:   Learning Services - Dr. Diana Julian, Assistant Commissioner
Subject:
Performance Level Change for Alternate Assessment for Students with Disabilities

Regulatory Authority:
N/A

Contact Person:
Charlotte Marvel

Phone Number:
501-682-4551

E-mail:
cmarvel@arkedu.k12.ar.us

On March 13, 2006, the State Board of Education approved the following recommendations about the performance levels for the Alternate Portfolio Assessments for Students with Disabilities, based on regulations for No Child Left Behind.

1. The top levels, Independent and Functional Independence, are used to meet No Child Left Behind requirements of the two levels above basic, beginning in the school year 2005-2006.

2. The achievement level descriptors for all levels, cut points, and criteria for participation in the assessment remain the same.

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