IDAPA Rule 08.02.03 Rules Governing Thoroughness Section 111 ASSESSMENT IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
addresses how students with disabilities are expected to participate in statewide assessments.
IDAPA 08.02.03.111.04. Testing Population.
All students in Idaho public schools, grades kindergarten through ten (K-10), are required to participate in the comprehensive assessment program approved by the State Board of Education and funded. (4-6-05)
a. All students who are eligible for special education shall participate in the statewide assessment program. (4-6-05)
b. Each student’s individualized education program team shall determine whether the student shall participate in the regular assessment without accommodations, the regular assessment with accommodations or adaptations, or whether the student qualifies for and shall participate in the alternate assessment. (4-6-05)
Some students (with or without disabilities) may only be exempt from statewide testing as described in IDAPA Rule 08.02.03 Rules Governing Thoroughness Section 112 ACCOUNTABILITY
IDAPA 08.02.03.112.05.e Participation Rate.
i(2) Students who are absent for the entire state-approved testing window because of medical reasons or are homebound are exempt from taking the ISAT if such circumstances prohibit them from participating. Students who drop out, withdraw, or are expelled prior to the beginning of the final makeup portion of the test window are considered exited from the school. (4-7-11)