March 6, 2007
2008 Applications for 1% Cap Exceptions for AYP Purposes
One percent exception application reminder
If more than one percent of students in grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 11 are identified as significantly cognitively disabled, districts should prepare a request for an exception to the one percent cap. If the conditions for the exception are approved, then all proficient and advanced scores earned by students taking the Illinois Alternate Assessment (IAA) in reading and math will be counted as passing scores in making determinations for school, district and state AYP.
K-8 districts may apply after ISAT testing is completed in those districts.
High school and K-12 districts should apply after the PSAE makeup test dates (May 7-8, 2008).
APPLICATIONS ARE DUE FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 2008. The form may be mailed or FAXED to 217/782-6097, attention Pearl Schneider.
The form and instructions are available at: http://www.isbe.net/spec-ed/pdfs/37-58_percent_cap_form.pdf
For additional information please contact Pearl Schneider at 217/782-4823 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Illinois State Board of Education