In Support of Alternate Assessments

Educators are responsible for the high quality education of all students in public schools: this is the mandate that congress established when it reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act in 2002 (NCLB). For the first time schools were held accountable for the progress of all students, including students in subgroups historically vulnerable to poor educational outcomes, such as students of color, students living in poverty and students with disabilities. Recently, the value of assessing students with significantly disabilities has been publicly called into question, and TASH has responded by issuing a statement of support for alternate assessment.

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