New Alternate Assessments Are Here!

New alternative assessments were given for the first time in the spring of 2015 in most states. The assessments are changing instructional practices for students with complex needs, including autism. For many states, it’s the first time students were assessed on writing.

Simple portfolio assessments are out.

Skill assessments are in.

Learn more about the alternate assessments and find out what it will change for your curriculum and instruction.

Are you confident that your curriculum produces the literacy skills that your students must demonstrate on the new assessments?

Consider ramping up your curriculum by adding these reading and writing curriculum programs designed for students taking the alternate assessment.

First Author Writing Curriculum

A comprehensive curriculum gives educators the right tools to teach students with complex instructional needs how to write and then measure their writing progress. This curriculum will help you meet your new curriculum writing requirements and prepare students for the alternate assessment.


Start-to-Finish CORE Curriculum

A new comprehensive reading curriculum driven by simplified chapter book literature. This curriculum is perfect for education leaders who believe that students with complex support needs deserve to experience important works of literature, like their peers.

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