Campaign: Student Achievement

No HSPE tests for profoundly disabled students

Stop requiring teachers of students with profound cognitive disabilites to write WASL portfolios (now HSPE). These students, who have functional levels of 6-12 months, don't even know they are taking a test. Teachers spend hours of time and districts hire substitute teachers so these portfolios can be written for students who have never done academics. Make an exemption for these students and don't punish the schools for "failing" HSPE scores for these students.

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Idea No. 1754