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Slide 12: Participation in State & District-Wide Assessments

All students with disabilities must be included in State or district-wide assessment programs. If the Committee determines that the student will participate in an alternate assessment on a particular State or district-wide assessment of student achievement, the IEP must provide a statement of why the student cannot participate in the regular assessment, and why the particular alternate assessment selected is appropriate for the student.

At the high school level, a determination that the student cannot take the regular State assessment and will participate in an alternate assessment (New York State Alternate Assessment) will mean that the student cannot graduate with a regular high school diploma. Therefore, this determination is an important one and should be reconsidered at each annual meeting to review the student’s IEP.

This section of the IEP would be completed for preschool students only if there is an assessment program for nondisabled preschool students.