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May 8, 2009

2009 Applications for 1% Cap Exceptions Due June 1, 2009

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 should prepare a request for an exception to the one percent cap. If the conditions for the exception are approved, then all proficient and advanced scores earned by students taking the Illinois Alternate Assessment (IAA) in reading and math will be counted as passing scores in making determinations for school, district and state AYP.

The form and instructions are available at:

The form may be mailed or faxed to 217/782-6097, attention Pearl Schneider. For additional information please contact Pearl Schneider at 217/782-4823 or via email at

Illinois State Board of Education
100 North First Street
Springfield, IL 62777