Who are the 2% students and how do we design test items & assessments?

Publication Date: 2008-06-10


The modified alternate assessment option allowed through new NCLB regulations provides for the development and implementation of an alternate assessment based on modified academic achievement standards. This paper describes the methods and tools for Georgia's empirically-based approach to consider test design issues for the development of the "2%" alternate assessment.



Karin Hess , Melissa Fincher , Patti McDivitt

Publication Documents:

CCSSO_KHPMMF08.pdf  (Size: 202 KB)

CCSSO_app1_KHPMMF08.pdf  (Size: 359 KB)

CCSSO_app2_KHPMMF08.pdf  (Size: 47 KB)


Center for Assessment
Georgia Department of Education