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2.The LDE's (or, in the case of a district-wide assessment, the LEA's) guidelines shall:
a.identify only those accommodations for each assessment that do not invalidate the score; and
b.instruct IEP Teams to select, for each assessment, only those accommodations that do not invalidate the score.

C.Alternate Assessments

1.The LDE's guidelines to implement alternate assessments and guidelines for the participation of students with disabilities in alternate assessments for those students who cannot participate in regular assessments, even with accommodations, as indicated in their respective IEPs, as provided in Subsection A of this Section, are detailed in Bulletin 111—The School, District, and State Accountability System. In case of district-wide assessment programs, the LEA shall develop and implement those guidelines.
2.For assessing the academic progress of students with disabilities under Title I of the ESEA, the alternate assessments and guidelines in Subparagraph C.1 of this Section shall provide for alternate assessments that:
a.are aligned with the state's challenging academic content standards and challenging student academic achievement standards;
b.measure the achievement of students with disabilities meeting the state's criteria under Sec. 200.1(e)(2) against those modified academic achievement standards; and
c.measure the achievement of students with the most significant cognitive disabilities against those alternate academic achievement standards.

D.Explanation to IEP Teams. The LDE (or in the case of a district-wide assessment, an LEA) shall provide IEP Teams with a clear explanation of the differences between assessments based on grade-level academic achievement standards and those based on modified or alternate academic achievement standards, including any effects of state or local policies on the student's education resulting from taking an alternate assessment based on alternate or modified academic achievement standards (such as whether only satisfactory performance on a regular assessment would qualify a student for a regular high school diploma).

E.Inform Parents. The LDE (or, in the case of a district-wide assessment, an LEA) shall ensure that parents of students selected to be assessed based on alternate or modified academic achievement standards are informed that their child's achievement will be measured based on alternate or modified academic achievement standards.

F.Reports. The LDE (or, in the case of a district-wide assessment, an LEA) shall make available to the public, and report to the public with the same frequency and in the same detail as it reports on the assessment of non-disabled students, the following:

1.the number of students with disabilities participating in regular assessments, and the number of those students who were provided accommodations (that did not result in an invalid score) in order to participate in those assessments;
2.the number of students with disabilities, if any, participating in alternate assessments based on grade-level academic achievement standards;

Louisiana Register   Vol. 34, No. 10   October 20, 2008

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