Special Education Assessment

Alternate Assessments

What are Alternate Assessments ?

Idaho believes in high standards for all students, including students with disabilities. The overwhelming majority of students with disabilities can take the general assessment with the appropriate accommodations. For students with the most significant, cognitive disabilities for whom the general assessment is not appropriate, the administration of the Alternate Assessment based on Alternate Achievement Standards (AA-AAS) may be appropriate with accommodations.

IRI Alternative Assessment

ISAT ELA/Literacy and Math Assessments

ISAT Science Alternate Assessment

Access for ELLs 2.0 Alternate Assessment


Who takes the Alternate Assessments?

A student is eligible for the alternate assessment if:

For additional details on Alternate Assessments:

State Department of Eduation-Special Education


Where and when are results available to parents?

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College Entrance Exams

Special education students who have an Individual Education Plan (IEP) that specifies accommodations not allowed for a reportable score on the approved test are exempt from the College Entrance Exam requirement under IDAPA However, if the student, parents/guardians, and the IEP Team would like the student to participate in a college entrance or placement exam, the student can participate in a state funded Accuplacer Placement test opportunity. For additional information, view the Accuplacer webpage.