Special Education 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.
The Special Education and Assessment departments collaborate to inform schools and parents on the educational trends related to standards-based instruction, classroom assessments materials, and accessibility options.
If you are looking for Science Alt information, please refer to the Science webpage.
Idaho Alternate Assessment in ELA/Literacy and Mathematics Score Reports*
When your school district provides you with your student’s score report for the 2017 Idaho Alternate Assessment in ELA/Literacy and Mathematics, you may have questions about what the scores mean, how they are used, and where you can find relevant educational resources.
- View the Understanding Your Student’s Scores | (Spanish) document to assist you as you review and discuss your student’s performance in ELA/Literacy and Mathematics.
- Note that each school district will provide the score report within three weeks of obtaining all scores for their district. Parents and families throughout Idaho may receive this information at slightly different times.
*Note: If you have questions about your individual student's score report, contact your local school district.