AIR offers a proven track record in developing and implementing innovative alternate assessments for students with disabilities. Our assessments provide meaningful, objective measurement of alternate achievement standards and incorporate state-of-the-art psychometric analyses.
Our online alternate assessments take advantage of advances in technology to measure student performance for students with severe cognitive disabilities. Using portable electronic tablets, students hear the questions and answers and select among high-quality pictorial responses.
AIR's innovative approach to assessing students with disabilities helps ensure that they learn more each year.
Our assessments for students with significant cognitive disabilities recognize that although students start with different abilities, all can learn. Our tests measure learning over time and progress against standards. Teachers using our tests spend less time testing, and states save money.
This long-term research and development effort focused on improving the quality and reliability of alternate assessments by developing a technically sound, criterion-referenced alternate assessment for students with disabilities.
Several states currently employ the methodology developed out of our research. This innovative design overcomes many of the inaccuracies and inefficiencies of methods currently used by most states.