Alternate Assessment on Alternate Achievement Standards (AA-AAS)

Definition: Alternate assessments based on alternate achievement standards (AA-AAS) are assessments used to evaluate the performance of students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. AA-AAS are meant to assess the grade-level content with less depth, breadth, and complexity than the regular assessment, and with a different definition of how well and how much students know and do in the content to be considered proficient.

Source: Adapted from: http://www.cehd.umn.edu/NCEO/TopicAreas/AlternateAssessments/aa_aas.htm

The purpose of the UDL AA-AAS Evaluation Tool is to promote development of alternate assessment systems based on "alternate achievement standards" designed to more fairly and accurately evaluate the performance of students with significant cognitive disabilities.

http://www.osepideasthatwork.org/toolkit/ground_floor_part_2.asp

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