Illinois Alternate Assessment (IAA)
The Illinois Alternate Assessment (IAA) is the yardstick the state uses to measure the learning of students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. Students take the IAA if participation in the state's regular assessments — the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) or the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) — is not appropriate, even with accommodations.
The IAA is a performance-based assessment that uses on demand tasks.
As of August 16, 2010 the IAA is federally approved.
- 2014 Training Modules Posted! (12/3/13)
- 2014 IAA Calendar of Events Posted!
- 2014 ISAT & IAA Assessment Network—
- Live Q & A webinar opportunity: 2014 ISAT & IAA Assessment Network Activities & Pre-Test Information - 12/11/13
- Test Blueprint for the 2014 Illinois Alternate Assessment (10/13)
- 2014 Writing Announcement for Grade 11 Testing
- State Assessment: Not Tested Reasons and Assessment Scores/Subscores Descriptions
- State Assessment Scale Score Cut Points for ISAT, PSAE, and IAA
- Impact of Grade 11 Definition on State Assessment (3/1/12)
- Assessment Network Website
- 2014 ISAT & IAA Reference Guide: Assessment Network Activities & Pre-Test Information (10/22/13)
- 2014 ISAT & IAA Training Modules (October 2013):
Packaging and Distribution of Materials(12/3/13)
Questions about IAA test administration should be directed to:
Jessica Dare at email@example.com or by calling the Assessment Division at 866/317-6034.