DC CAS-Alt Assessment Procedures Handbook
This detailed guide contains complete information on the DC CAS Alternate assessment. Subjects covered include student eligibility, portfolio requirements and submission procedures, grade-level standards, test administration and scoring criteria.
All District of Columbia students participate in a statewide assessment of their learning. The DC CAS-Alt is a portfolio assessment given to those students who have significant cognitive disabilities that prevent them from participating in the general assessment (DC CAS) even with accommodations and/or modifications.
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