Extended Standards for
The alternate academic achievement standards provide a framework for teachers of students with the most significant cognitive disabilities to teach skills and competencies essential for independent living, employment, and postsecondary education. Policy 2520.16 links the existing content standards in reading/language arts, in math and in science with the extended standards and includes performance descriptors that are aligned with the extended standards. These performance descriptors are the basis for cut scores for the Alternate Assessment. The extended standards and performance descriptors included in Policy 2520.16 are applicable for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities, i.e., students who are assessed with the West Virginia Alternate Performance Task Assessment.
Effective July 1, 2013: