AIMS A

Arizona’s Instrument to Measure Standards Alternate (AIMS A), administered by the Arizona Department of Education (ADE), measures what students know and are able to do in the content area of science as presented in the Arizona Alternate Academic Standards. Students will receive test reports with specific information detailing their progress toward meeting the standards. Schools will receive test reports with information on student progress that can be used to identify strengths and focus on weaknesses in their curriculum and instructional strategies.
  
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Alternate Assessment Test Coordinators
**The AIMS A Final Verification process begins April 1, and ends April 15, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.**
 
New!  NCSC (National Center and State Collaborative) This page was designed for Special Education Teachers, Alternate Assessment Test Coordinators, Test Administrators, Special Education Directors, and Parents.
Terminology: *Alternate Assessment based on Alternate Achievement Standards (AA-AAS)-this is a term that is used to describe an Alternate Assessment. Alternate Achievement Standards are not the same as Alternate Academic Standards. *Alternate Achievement Standards-descriptors of how well a student may demonstrate proficiency via the alternate assessment. *Alternate Academic Standards-standards developed for students with significant cognitive disabilities and were aligned to Arizona’s Academic Content Standards.
 
 Latest Tidbits Newsletter FEB 2014
 
The Examiner assessment newsletter buttonThe Examiner is a quarterly newsletter for test coordinators. Click the button and then select February 2014. Please refer to page 4.
 
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