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Mr. O'Connor,

In our state, there is an alternative state assessment designed to promote enhanced
capacities and integrated life opportunities and is administered only to students
with the most significant cognitive disabilities.

Our district uses a scale of 3-2-1 for report cards. For the students who qualify
for the alternative assessment, we are weighing two options:

(1) not giving them a report card and just send their progress notes from their IEPs

(2) sending home a report card (although probably the majority, if not all, of the
scores would be 1) to show parents the standards for the grade level and show that we
are continuing to do everything we can to move them in the direction of grade level
standards (in addition to their IEP progress goals)

Which of the options would you recommend, or is there another alternative we could
consider?

Thank you for your assistance!

2014-12-03
Angie
 

The
Grade
Doctor
says:

If you are not allowed to provide modified grades, i.e., grades based on IEP goals I would
favour the first option as students should be evaluated on the learning goals on which they
are working.

 

 

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