Multi-State Alternate Assessment: Unpacking the Alternate Instructional Framework

Download the PDF of this document here. Autumn 2017 Unpacking the Alternate Instructional Framework The alternate instructional framework uses a triangle to illustrate three key interconnected parts: curriculum, instruction, and assessment.  At the base of the triangle is Communicative Competence, a set of behaviors that students must have to communicate what they know and to get… Continue Reading Multi-State Alternate Assessment: Unpacking the Alternate Instructional Framework

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32 Essential Life Skills That You’ll Never Be Required To Test, But Should

How often do you notice what has your attention? In particular, what has your attention when you are assessing children? For example, when you are completing a statewide assessment, or collecting day­ to­ day data, what has your attention? Is it whether or not children know their colors? Can count? Can rhyme? How about if… Continue Reading 32 Essential Life Skills That You’ll Never Be Required To Test, But Should