Welcome to the National Center and State Collaborative!

The National Center and State Collaborative (NCSC) is a project led by five centers and 24 states (13 core states and 11 Tier II states) to build an alternate assessment based on alternate achievement standards (AA-AAS) for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. The goal of the NCSC project is to ensure that students with the most significant cognitive disabilities achieve increasingly higher academic outcomes and leave high school ready for post-secondary options. More

News From The Field

Pilot 1 Testing Complete: Thanks to all of our SEA and LEA partners for completing the Pilot 1 testing this past week. We had two states meet 100% of their assigned tests, with two other states at 85%, then 84; 79; 75; 76; 71; two at 68; 66; 64; 51; 29; 22; 21; and 11! Thank you also to those states/LEAs that participated in the intensive writing evaluation and accessibility studies, as well as the Student Interaction Studies (SIS, cognitive labs) during the Pilot 1 testing window. We look forward to a summer of data reviews and design heading to our Pilot 2 Field Test of test forms in October and November, 2014.

More News From The Field