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U.S. Department of Education: Promoting Educational Excellence for all Americans
Statute: TITLE I / B / 612 / a / 16 / C

(C) Alternate assessments.--

(i) In general.--The State (or, in the case of a districtwide assessment, the local educational agency) has developed and implemented guidelines for the participation of children with disabilities in alternate assessments for those children who cannot participate in regular assessments under subparagraph (A) with accommodations as indicated in their respective individualized education programs.

(ii) Requirements for alternate assessments.--The guidelines under clause (i) shall provide for alternate assessments that--

(I) are aligned with the State's challenging academic content standards and challenging student academic achievement standards; and

(II) if the State has adopted alternate academic achievement standards permitted under the regulations promulgated to carry out section 1111(b)(1) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, measure the achievement of children with disabilities against those standards.

(iii) Conduct of alternate assessments.--The State conducts the alternate assessments described in this subparagraph.