Member District Resources
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.