Alternate Assessment

Publications

  • Hess, K., Burdge, M., & Clayton, J., (2011). Challenges to developing alternate assessments based on alternate achievement standards. In M. Russell & M. Kavanaugh, Assessing students in the margins: Challenges, strategies, and techniques. Charlotte: Information Age Publishing.
  • Kearns, J., Burdge, M., Clayton, J., Denham, A., & Kleinert, H. (2006). How students demonstrate academic performance in portfolio assessment. In D.M. Browder & F. Spooner, Teaching language arts, math, and science to students with significant cognitive disabilities. Baltimore: Paul Brookes.
  • Towles-Reeves, E., Garrett, B., Burdette, P., & Burdge. M. (2006). Validation of large-scale alternate assessment systems and their influence on instruction: What are the consequences. Assessment for Effective Intervention, 31(3). 45-57.
  • Kearns, J., Burdge, M., Kleinert, H. (2005).  Alternate assessment and standards-based instruction: Practical strategies for teachers.  In M. Wehmeyer & M. Agran, Mental retardation and intellectual disabilities: Teaching students using innovative and research-based strategies. Boston: Pearson Custom Publishing.
  • Burdge, M., Groneck, V., Kleinert, H., Longwill, A., Clayton, J., Denham, A., & Kearns, J. (2001).  Integrating alternate assessment in the general curriculum.  In H. Kleinert & J. Kearns, Alternate assessment: Measuring outcomes and supports for students with disabilities. Baltimore: Paul Brookes.
  • Clayton, J., Burdge, M. & Kleinert, H. (2001). Integrating alternate assessment with ongoing instruction.  In H. Kleinert & J. Kearns, Alternate assessment: Measuring outcomes and supports for students with disabilities. Baltimore: Paul Brookes.
  • Kleinert, H., Denham, A., Bracke, C., Bracke, A., Calie, M., Burdge, M., Groneck, V. (2001).  The role of social relationships in alternate assessment.  In H. Kleinert & J. Kearns, Alternate assessment: Measuring outcomes and supports for students with disabilities. Baltimore: Paul Brookes.

Presentations

  • Think Inclusive Podcast #011 with Debbie Taub: What Does Alternate Assessment Have To Do With Inclusion? Published August 2014.  http://thinkinclusive.podomatic.com/entry/2014-08-15T19_59_28-07_00
  • Burdge, M. (2013, February). Alternate Assessments (Part Two): How to Develop Instruction that Connects to Assessment. Learn more at tash.org/training ***We know that assessment without effective instruction has limited uses and questionable results. Gain a better understanding of the close link between assessment and instruction, especially AA-AAS. You will learn how to identify and address basic challenges in providing standards-based instruction and gain insights into making classroom-based formative and summative assessment connect instruction to alternate assessments. We’ll also use principles of UDL to show how barriers to accessibility can be addressed through scaffolded support and accommodations.
  • Taub, D., & Clayton, J. (2013, February). Alternate Assessments (Part One): Where are We and Where are We Going? Inclusive Education TASH Training Session. Learn more at tash.org/training ***In this training session participants will examine alternate assessments based on alternate achievement standards (AA-AAS) for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities from the perspective that, if done well, they can support system-wide inclusion for all students. Learn about current laws and requirements for AA-AAS, and the two national consortia efforts that built AA-AAS around the Common Core State Standards. We’ll also discuss key issues to watch as we move forward.
  • Land, L., Taub, D. & Burdge, M. (2009, November). Teacher Competencies Needed for Conducting Alternate Assessments Based on Alternate Achievement Standards. Presentation at TASH Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Taub, D. & Hudson, M. (2007, November). Alternate Assessments and School Reform: the Apple, the Serpent, or Eve?. Paper Presentation at AUCD Conference, Washington, DC.
  • Burdge, M., & Towles-Reeves, E. (2006, April). Teachers’ perceptions of one state’s alternate Paper Presentation at the annual meeting of the Council for Exceptional Children, Salt Lake City, UT. http://www.naacpartners.org/presentations.aspx accessed Sept. 2, 2011.
  • Kearns, J., Burdge, M., Wickham, D., Clayton, J., Clayton, J., Denham, A., Land, L., & Taub, D. (2006, November). NCLB and IDEA Focus on Grade Level Curriculum and the Role of Alternate Assessments. Presentation at TASH Conference, Baltimore, MD.
  • Towles-Reeves, E., Burdge, M., & Land, L. (2006, March). Taking a look at alternate assessment: Assessing students with the most significant cognitive disabilities: Step 1. Presentation at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Anaheim, CA. http://www.naacpartners.org/presentations.aspx accessed Sept. 2, 2011.
  • Towles-Reeves, E., Burdge, M., & Land, L. (2006, March). Step 2: Why is this happening? Presentation at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Anaheim, CA. http://www.naacpartners.org/presentations.aspx accessed Sept. 2, 2011.
  • Towles-Reeves, E., Burdge, M., & Land, L. (2006, March). Step 4: Who are the students who take alternate assessments on alternate achievement standards? Presentation at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Anaheim, CA. http://www.naacpartners.org/presentations.aspx accessed Sept. 2, 2011.
  • Wickham, D., Towles-Reeves, E., Clayton, J., Denham, A., Land, L., Taub, D., & Burdge, M. (2006, November). NCLB and IDEA focus on grade level curriculum and the role of alternate assessments. Presentation at the annual meeting of TASH, Baltimore, MD. http://www.naacpartners.org/presentations.aspx accessed Sept. 2, 2011.

Also, the Teachers College Record website has a lot of articles on assessment and evaluation that you may find useful.