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Assessment

Are expelled students counted in the full academic year?

Answer: 

If the student is officially dropped from the building's enrollment rolls. the student is not enrolled for a full academic year.

Is it possible to be a district in need of improvement and not have a building in need of improvement?

Answer: 

Yes. A building may not have the required number of students at a grade level or within a subgroup. However. when the achievement data are aggregated at the district level. the district might meet the required number and fall short of the AYP goal.

What does 1% of alternate assessment mean?

Answer: 

The 1% alternate assessment refers to the students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. NCLB does NOT limit the percent of students able to participate in the alternate assessment. A student's participation in the alternate assessment is decided by the IEP team.

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Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on March 01, 2015 at 5:01am.