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The Illinois Alternate Assessment (IAA) is designed for students with Individualized Education Programs for whom all other state assessments are inappropriate, even with accommodations, because of their disabilities.

The Illinois Alternate Assessment process was developed by the Illinois Alternate Assessment Task Force in response to requirements stated in IDEA 97. The IAA Task Force (comprised of administrators, higher education personnel, teachers, and parents) determined the following two purposes: 1) to measure the progress of a small percentage of students with disabilities who cannot participate in the regular statewide and/or district-wide assessments, even with accommodations; and 2) To ensure that the educational process of those students is included in the statewide accountability system at the individual, school, district, and state levels.

If you have questions about the Illinois Alternate Assessment, please contact Student Assessment at at 217/782-4823.


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ISBE Resources
Special Education Finance
U.S. Department of Education Documents
Upcoming Conferences


Click the links below to visit a program web page:

Braun Educational Center
Communication Development
Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS)
Project Challenge
Transitional Employment Program
Vision and O&M Services


Southwest Cook County Cooperative Association for Special Education
6020 W. 151st Street  | Oak Forest, IL 60452
(Telephone) 708-687-0900 | (TTY) 708-687-2151
(Fax) 708-687-5695

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