December 12, 2006
The Illinois Alternate Assessment (IAA) Framework Priorities have been developed with the help of Illinois special education and general education teachers for the new IAA performance-based assessment for Reading, Writing, Mathematics and Science. IAA writing will be assessed this April for grades 5, 8 and 11. Reading, math and science will all be assessed with the newly developed IAA spring of 2008.
These Framework Priorities, which are directly linked to the Illinois Learning Standards, were designed to help teachers administering the IAA to prioritize the skills and knowledge needed for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities.
To access the Framework Priorities go to the IAA Web site at: www.isbe.net/assessment/iaa.htm.
Illinois State Board of Education