Go to Purchase recorded events!

Sign up for emails

Audio Conference At-a-Glance

Elena Gallegos Thursday, April 6 • 12 – 1:30 p.m. ET
The Balancing Act of ESSA and IDEA: Understanding Assessment Requirements
Presented by Jennifer Mauskapf, Esq.
Register Now    Print Registration Form
Download and install Acrobat® Reader® for free at
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) imposes a new 1 percent statewide cap on the number of students who can take the alternate assessment. How does this impact the testing of students with disabilities? Find out from attorney Jennifer Mauskapf, as she takes you through the nuances of ESSAís new assessment requirements and how to balance them with IDEA mandates.

With valuable guidance for teachers, as well as school-, district-, and state-level administrators, this audio seminar will prepare everyone to address potential conflicts between the two laws. Youíll get explanation and advice regarding:
  • Reconciling new ESSA requirements with IEP teamsí responsibility to determine each studentís needs related to academic assessment
  • Ensuring only students with the most significant cognitive abilities are administered the alternate assessment
  • The requirement that all children with disabilities be provided appropriate accommodations necessary to measure academic achievement relative to the challenging state academic standards or alternate academic achievement standards
  • Properly distinguishing between testing accommodations and modifications, with real-world examples
  • Determining appropriate accommodations on an individual basis
  • The option ESSA gives to states to use adaptive assessments
  • And more!
Register Now    Print Registration Form
Download and install Acrobat® Reader® for free at

Produced by LRP Publications and Special Ed Connection® | © 2017 LRP Publications. All rights reserved. | 360 Hiatt Drive, Dept. 150F, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418 | 1-800-727-1227