This is the Delaware Department of Education’s (DOE) Common Core website. With Delaware’s adoption of the Common Core State Standards the details on what will be taught in each grade and the level of mastery our kids need will be changing. This site has information on what this means as well as toolkits for parents, teachers and administrators.
This page on the Delaware Department of Education (DOE) site has some details about the Common Core State Standards from the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO).
The English Language Arts page of the Delaware DOE site.
The Math page of the Delaware DOE website.
Homepage for the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS).
The Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System On-line Reports portal let’s you run reports by district, school, grade, etc. You can break out by other groups too, like students with disabilities.
The DCAS Family portal has lots of good information including information about sample test, test taking strategies and grading rubrics.
On the General Resources section of the DCAS Educator portal, you can find information about accommodations for students with disabilities, information on DCAS cut scores, a document on how to read the DCAS Family report and more.
This is the resource page for the DCAS-alt1, The alternate assessment for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities.
Delaware is governing member among the states who are working together to create the next generation of test which will be used to test the students across many states once the Common Core State Standards. This test will replace the DCAS.
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an approach to creating a common curriculum that is easily adaptable to different styles of learning. These styles may be accommodated through the presentation form (written text, Braille, recorded audio), through the means of expression and control (photography, art, drama, music, video, animation) and multiple means of engagement and motivation (customization of the materials to keep students interested). In many instances, computer technologies are an appropriate mechanism to facilitate content delivery and control. You can download a paper on UDL off the link above or from this web site here.
This is a private school in Maine that can offer a high school diploma to students based on high school transcripts, not state testing. Private schools and home schooled kids don’t ever need to take the DSPT and they can get diplomas. This isn’t for everyone but it is another option to consider. See related page at the Wrights Law web site: www.wrightslaw.com/info/advo.diploma.nars.htm