Did You Know?

Approximately 1400 students, grades 2 through 11, take the New Hampshire alternate assessment (NH Alt) each year. In each content area, the number of students participating has remained fairly steady over the last three years.

Based on educator descriptions of students participating in the NH Alt (Sensory Access Form: Student Communication and Learning Profile), more than 60% understand some level of information via visual, auditory and tactile systems; less than 4% cannot understand information via visual, auditory, and tactile systems.

A small but steady increase has been observed in the use of assistive technology for NH Alt students.

For more information, visit www.iod.unh.edu/gainingaccess and www.ed.state.nh.us.

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