(2017, May)Useful to: Policy makers working within the confines of, or striving to meet, the 1% cap for AA-AAAS


On May 16, 2017, the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and the Office of State Support (OSS) jointly issued a memorandum to state assessment directors, state Title I directors, and state special education directors.  This memorandum addresses the requirements regarding the state-level 1% cap on the percentage of students who may be assessed with an alternate assessment aligned with alternate academic achievement standards (AA-AAS).

You can view the memorandum at: https://www2.ed.gov/admins/lead/account/saa/onepercentcapmemo51617.pdf

There is also a related resource you may find helpful—a webinar on this subject held by the National Center of Education Outcomes (NCEO).  For more information about NCEO’s webinar and to access its materials, please refer to CPIR’s abstract at: http://www.parentcenterhub.org/strategies-meeting-1-cap-alternate-assessment-webinar/