(2016; Updated June 2023) | Useful to Parent Centers in understanding how ESSA differs from NCLB on alternate assessments, standards,  and alternate diplomas.

This presentation provides an overview of the Every Student Succeeds Act provisions regarding Alternate Assessments on Alternate Academic Achievement Standards for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities.

Presented by Ricki Sabia, Senior Education Policy Advisor for the National Down Syndrome Congress.

The presentation is 14 minutes in length and be viewed at: https://youtu.be/xmTBeaTysmQ

PowerPoint presentation available at: https://www.advocacyinstitute.org/ESSA/ESSA-AlternateAssessmentProvisions.pdf (PDF, 1.21 MB)