Recording from my living room in beautiful Marietta, GA…you are listening to the Think Inclusive Podcast Episode (011) brought to you by Brookes Publishing Company. I am your host Tim Villegas. Today I will be speaking with Debbie Taub, an expert in the field of special education alternate assessment. For those of you who don’t know, alternate assessment is the state test or portfolio that is administered or collected for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities – around 1-2 percent of all students in a typical school district.
I had the pleasure of visiting with her one evening in February of this year. Debbie and I discuss what exactly is alternate assessment and what it has to do with inclusion. At the end of the podcast, Debbie lists some resources that may be helpful for any educator who wants to know more about modifying grade-level curriculum for students with significant disabilities. All in all we had a great conversation.
So without further ado…Let’s get to the Think Inclusive Podcast…Thanks for listening.
Dynamic Learning Maps – DLM is responsible for developing an Alternate Assessment based on the Common Core State Standards.
National Center and State Collaborative – NCSC is responsible for developing an Alternate Assessment based on the Common Core State Standards.
Assessment Services Supporting English Learners Through Technology Systems – ASSETS is developing an Assessment for English Language Learners based on the Common Core State Standards.
Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers – PARCC is developing a Common Core State Standards Assessment.
Smarter Balanced – Smarter Balanced is developing a Common Core State Standards Assessment.