Public Notice for Public Comment Sought on Alternate Assessment 1% Cap Waiver – October 10 through October 25, 2018

Published: October 10th, 2018

The Arizona Department of Education is seeking public comment on its request for a waiver on the number of students who can be tested using an alternate assessment for statewide testing.

The limit set by federal regulation states there shall be no more than 1 percent of the total number of students who are taking the alternate assessment assessed in each subject area tested. The most recent data on the percentage of students taking Arizona’s alternate assessments in all subject areas is 1.01%. Arizona is seeking a waiver for Science only.

You may submit your comments electronically, using the following link: or directly to Audra Ahumada, Deputy Associate Superintendent of Assessment, Arizona Department of Education, 1535 West Jefferson St. Bin #6, Phoenix, AZ 85007.  Mrs. Ahumada may be reached by telephone at 602-542-5450, by fax at 602-542-5467 or through email at [email protected]

A copy of the proposed waiver is linked here.