Feds Talk Portfolio Assessments for Students with Disabilities

Feds Talk Portfolio Assessments for Students with Disabilities

April 18, 2018

Christina Samuels reports for Education Week that the U.S. Department of Education “has started informing a small group of states that they will have to make changes to the way they test students with severe cognitive disabilities” due to “accountability changes” under ESSA. Students “with the most severe cognitive disabilities are permitted to take an alternate assessment aligned to alternate achievement standards.”