The authors of this book are determined to put the phrase "all students can learn" at the top of every school's list of principals, and show how, via alternate assessments, this motto can become a measurable reality.
This book offers a big picture of high expectations, assessment, and accountability for students with significant disabilities. The authors guide the reader through the process of alternate assessment from beginning to end, based on their understanding of and beliefs about best practices as they currently stand. Several chapters include examples of worksheets and forms that have worked for some teachers, and in some settings, as well as the authors' best insights into how they can be used to help disabled students.
Combining real-life stories and examples with hard data, including federal and state laws, requirements and guidelines, and state status reports, the authors make alternate assessment come alive for readers. This book is for general and special educators at all levels, parents of students with disabilities, advocates, education policy leaders and others concerned about the inclusion of ALL students in educational reform efforts.