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 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

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Inclusive Assessment Design, Development, Evaluation, and Data; Accessibility Strategies; and Voices from the Field – NCSC Inclusive Assessment Overview (PDF) This collection of slides covers several topics related to NCSC’s approach for development of inclusive, accessible assessments. We will share information in this way until final reports on our development processes and outcomes are completed late in the project. We are also doing project presentations and papers at events like AERA, NCME, TASH, and CEC annual meetings, and the CCSSO National Conference on Student Assessment.

Our curriculum, instruction, and professional development resources are not covered in this set of slides. Please go to https://wiki.ncscpartners.org to view these resources. They are part of our accessibility strategy - by increasing opportunities to learn for both teachers and students.

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