Resources & Support Materials

The Maine Department of Education is committed to providing the tools and resources that schools need as they administer the National Center and State Collaborative (NCSC) Alternate Assessment with Alternate Achievement Standards (AA-AAS). These resources are designed to provide support to educators and students as they prepare to participate in this alternate assessment for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities.

The NCSC Instructional Resource Guide provides instructional strategies and helpful guides for prompting, finding consistent response modes and clarifying what is Constant Time Delay, as well as offers sample scripts for teaching expressive symbol and receptive word identification.

Please visit the NCSC Wiki site for more information.