Supports for Inclusion: Instructional Resources for Students who take the Alternate Assessment

The National Center and State Collaborative will share information about its assessment and curriculum/instructional resources. These resources are free and publicly available in all states to support the implementation of the Common Core State Standards for students with significant cognitive disabilities. They incorporate Universal Design for Learning  principles, which promote inclusive education. This information will help participants start changing the future for these students NOW. By the end of the session, participants will be able to • Share information with educators, parents and policymakers on college and career readiness for students with significant cognitive disabilities.  • Share information with educators, parents and policymakers on the importance of communicative competence for students with significant cognitive disabilities.  • Explain to educators, parents and policymakers how  each of the NCSC curriculum and instructional resources  can be used, along with the NCSC assessment, to ensure that students with significant cognitive disabilities are instructed and assessed on the Common Core State Standards. • Navigate the NCSC wiki to find free, publicly available curriculum and instructional resources for k-12 math and English language arts. • Navigate the NCSC Partners website to find publicly available webinars on the NCSC curriculum and instructional resources, as well as documents to help parents understand these curriculum and instructional resources, the NCSC assessment and other related issues.

Ricki Sabia, Karen Guettler