Why IEP Teams Assign Low Performers With Mild Disabilities to the Alternate Assessment Based on Alternate Achievement Standards

The authors reported the purpose of this case study was to determine teachers’ rationales for assigning students with mild disabilities to alternate assessment based on alternate achievement standards, and suggested that findings raised concerns about the susceptibility of eligibility guidelines to lead to subjective decisions.

Cho, Hyun-Jeong & Kingston, Neal. (2013). Findings raised concerns about the susceptibility of eligibility guidelines to lead to subjective decisions. Journal of Special Education, 47, 162-174.

About rickyWburk

Ricky W. Burk, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, is a speech-language pathologist who provides in-home therapy for adolescents and adults residing in Tennessee and Mississippi who stutter. His career includes PreK, elementary, middle, and high school practice, undergraduate & graduate faculty appointments, skilled nursing, national & international consultation, private practice, and national & international speaking presentations. He holds the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence, and he is a Board Certified Specialist in Fluency Disorders. He is the ASHA Continuing Education Administrator for the National Association for Speech Fluency.
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