In April 2007, the United States Department of Education enacted regulations for an alternate assessment based on modified achievement standards. The California Department of Education, in response to the federal regulations, is continuing to develop and implement an alternate assessment of the California content standards based on modified achievement standards for children with disabilities who have an individualized education program (IEP).
STAR CMA Blueprints
Provides information on the CMA for English-Language Arts in grades three through eleven, CMA for Mathematics in grades three through seven, CMA for Algebra I, CMA for Geometry, CMA for Science in grades five and eight, and CMA for Life Science in grade ten.
STAR CMA Reference Sheets
Samples of the science reference sheets for the CMA for Science in grade five that are found in the test booklets.
Differences Between the CST and the CMA (PDF)
Provides examples of the format changes between the California Standards Test and the California Modified Assessment.
CMA Pilot Executive Summary (DOC)
Provides summary information and finding from the CMA pilot that was conducted in fall 2006.
CMA Pilot (DOC; 22)
Provides information from the CMA pilot that was conducted in fall 2006.