Advancing ALTELLA: Alternate Assessment Redesign
Advancing ALTELLA: Alternate Assessment Redesign is a four-year, federally-funded project that applies lessons learned from research on successful instructional practices, accommodations, and assessment of English learners with the most significant cognitive disabilities to inform development of alternate English language proficiency assessments.
It builds on the initial ALTELLA project (Alternate English Language Learning Assessment) and the past decade of research on assessing English learners and students with the most significant cognitive disabilities.
Advancing ALTELLA researchers strive to provide this group of learners with access to high quality content. This is especially important given that ALTELLA research shows that almost one-quarter of English learners with the most significant cognitive disabilities do not receive English-language services.