The Assessment Community for English Learners with the Most Significant Disabilities
Iowa, CAAELP Project Lead State
CAAELP embodies the Iowa Department of Education’s strategic vision of success for all students. As CAAELP’s lead state, Iowa supervises the assessment system’s development and acts as the fiscal agent for the federal funding that supports the project.
Jennifer Denne is an Educational Program Consultant for alternate assessments for the Iowa Department of Education. She is actively involved with Dynamic Learning Maps Alternate Assessments and was the former CAAELP Collaborative Council Chair. She was previously a special education instruction coach and teacher and participated in developing the CCSSO ELP Standards for English learners with significant cognitive disabilities.
The Collaborative Council, comprised of one representative from each CAAELP state, acts as the decision-making body for the project. With their input, we are better equipped to serve the students and their educators, schools, and states.
Technical Advisory Committee
The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) guides the assessment system's development process — advising the project on critical areas such as assessment design; psychometrics and test validity; standards and assessment implementation; hardware and software requirements; and applications that affect design and development.
Dr. Stephanie Cawthon
Professor, University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Meagan Karvonen
Director, Accessible Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Systems (ATLAS)
Dr. William Lorié
Senior Associate at Center for Assessment
Dr. Mike Russell
Professor, Boston College
Dr. Julia Scherba de Valenzuela
Associate Professor at University of New Mexico
Dr. Gerald Tindal
Professor Emeritus, University of Oregon