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Assessing Students with a Disability

It is the goal of the Accommodations and Assessment Consultant within the Office of Special Education, Exceptional Student Services Unit, to keep you informed of educational trends related to standards-based instruction, accommodations, and classroom assessment for students with a disability. For assistance or questions, please contact:

Linda Lamirande 

District Interim/Benchmark Assessment

State Assessment

11th Grade Alternate Assessment for the Colorado ACT

Note:  Students who need accommodations but do not meet participation requirements for alternate assessment would need to register for accommodations through the Colorado ACT system.  Please contact Margo Allen, 303-866-6929, in the Assessment Unit for assistance with Colorado ACT and Colorado ACT with Accommodations.

Students who meet participation requirements as a student with a significant cognitive disability, who receives instruction based upon alternate academic achievement standards and participates in alternate state assessment, will take the 11th Grade Alternate Assessment for the Colorado ACT.  This assessment is provided through the Exceptional Student Services Unit.  Contact:  Linda Lamirande at 303-866-6863

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