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May 8, 2006

2006 Applications for 1% Cap Exceptions

One percent exception application reminder

If more than one percent of students in grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 11 are identified as significantly cognitively disabled, districts must prepare a request for an exception to the one percent cap. If the conditions for the exception are approved, then all progressing and attaining scores earned by students taking the Illinois Alternate Assessment (IAA) will be counted as proficient in making determinations for school, district and state AYP.

K-8 districts may apply now since ISAT testing is completed.

High school and K-12 districts must apply after the PSAE makeup test dates (May 10-11).

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 2006. The form may be mailed or FAXED to 217/782-0372, attention Pearl Schneider.

The form and instructions are available at:

For additional information please contact Pearl Schneider at 217/782-5589 or via email at

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