Illinois Alternate Assessment (IAA)
The Illinois Alternate Assessment (IAA) is the yardstick the state uses to measure the learning of students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. Students take the IAA if participation in the state's regular assessments — the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) or the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) — is not appropriate, even with accommodations.
The IAA is a performance-based assessment that uses on demand tasks.
As of August 16, 2010 the IAA is federally approved.
- Test Administration Updates: (1/23/14)
- SchoolSuccess User Guide Posted! (1/23/14)
- Test Blueprint for the 2014 Illinois Alternate Assessment (10/13)
- 2014 Writing Announcement for Grade 11 Testing
- State Assessment: Not Tested Reasons and Assessment Scores/Subscores Descriptions (Updated 3/24/14)
- State Assessment Scale Score Cut Points for ISAT, PSAE, and IAA
- Impact of Grade 11 Definition on State Assessment (3/1/12)
- Assessment Network Website
- 2014 ISAT & IAA Reference Guide: Assessment Network Activities & Pre-Test Information (10/22/13)
- 2014 ISAT & IAA Training Modules (October 2013):
- 2014 IAA Implementation Manual
- 2014 Test Administration Training Module (31:40) (11/22/13)
- PowerPoint Presentation PDF Format
- 2014 Guidance – Illinois State Board of Education Assessment Accommodations Students with Disabilities: IEP and 504
- ISAT and IAA Test Security Agreement
- Accommodation Classifications
- Performance Rubric
- Sample Tasks
Packaging and Distribution of Materials(12/3/13)
Questions about IAA test administration should be directed to:
Jessica Dare at email@example.com or by calling the Assessment Division at 866/317-6034.