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Lynda Shanks


Amy Lee

Assistant Director
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505 Students Participation in Assessments

Each IEP of an eligible child shall include a statement of the child’s ability to participate in State and School District-wide assessments. This statement must include any individual accommodations that are necessary to measure the academic achievement and functional performance of the child on the assessments. If the IEP Team determines that the child must take an alternate assessment, a statement must be included in the IEP documenting why the child cannot participate in the regular assessment and why the particular alternate assessment is appropriate for the child.

To the extent that individual accommodations are necessary for the child’s participation in classroom-based assessments, they shall also be noted in the IEP.


20 U.S.C. §§ 1400(c), 1412(a)(4), 1414(d).

34 C.F.R. §§ 300.34,300.39,300.114-117,300.320-325,300.328,300.503.

ILCS 5/2-3.64, 5/14-8.02.

23 111. Admin. Code §§ 226.50 (requirements for a FAPE), 226.200 (general requirements), 226.210 (IEP team), 226.220 (development, review and revision of the IEP), 226.230 (content of the IEP), 226.240 (determination of placement), 226.250 (child aged 3 through 5), 226.260 (child reaching age 3)’ 226.300 (continuum of placement options), 226.310 (related services), 226.330 (placement by school district in state-operated or nonpublic special education facilities), 226.530 (parents’ participation).