Supporting an Equitable Education System
Following a principled and research‐to‐practice approach to assessment design, CAAELP is building a comprehensive model of instruction, assessment, and supportive professional learning. These components enhance system alignment and coherence, and strengthen the validity of inferences that result from the system.
At long last — a standards-based assessment system for English learners with the most significant cognitive disabilities. With the Alt ELPA, these students will receive a fair assessment and personalized instruction. While large-scale content standardized tests for accountability purposes often place more constraints on new R&D adoption, the Alt ELPA has the potential of pushing the envelope further in terms of assessment design, reporting, and implementation.