Special Education Services

Illinois Alternate Assessment (IAA)

The Illinois Alternate Assessment process was developed by the Illinois Alternate Assessment Task Force in response to requirements stated in IDEA 97. The IAA Task Force (comprised of administrators, higher education personnel, teachers, and parents) determined the following two purposes:

  1. To measure the progress of a small percentage of students with disabilities who cannot participate in the regular statewide and/or district-wide assessments, even with accommodations; and

  2. To ensure that the educational process of those students is included in the statewide accountability system at the individual, school, district, and state levels.

If you have questions about the Illinois Alternate Assessment, please contact Student Assessment at at 866-317-6034.

For website information, please visit the IAA Home Page.