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1/3/2013 10:49:00 AM
Oregon's Alternate Assessment Transition

In an effort to keep districts and schools up-to-date with the Oregon Department of Education's alternate assessment transition efforts, additional information and resources have been posted to the Common Core State Standards - Alternate Assessment website (http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=3709) entitled NCSC Resources. As the description under this link states, the resources and documents on this page are designed to assist districts and schools to better understand this project - building an alternate assessment based on alternate achievement standards (AA-AAS) for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities - the goal of which is to ensure these students achieve increasingly higher academic outcomes and leave high school ready for post-secondary options.

Also, a working version of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) PDF about the NCSC Summative Alternate Assessment is now posted. FAQs on NCSC AA curriculum, instruction, professional development, and communication initiatives will be finalized in the next weeks. You can share this information freely at this point, as you see fit, but be advised that NCSC will be revising the contents into audience specific materials moving forward. We will date these and update as our iterative development processes dictate.

For additional information, contact Brad Lenhardt at Brad.Lenhardt@state.or.us eMail.

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