• Intellectual Disabilities


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    Welcome to the Intellectual Disabilities Page!

  • What are Access Points?

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    Florida's Access Points (Alternate Academic Achievement Standards)

    Florida state academic standards access points are alternate academic achievement standards developed from the general education standards that:

    • Award graduates, instructed via Access points, a standard diploma via access points, which may limit post-secondary options
    • Offer an expectation of performance that is reduced in complexity from a grade-level achievement standard
    • Are aligned with general education state standards
    • Promote access to the general education curriculum and placement
    • Allow students with the most significant cognitive disabilities to engage in grade level content at their individual ability level, as documented in their individual education plan (IEP)
    • Are aligned to general education courses
    • Are assessed using the Florida Alternate Assessment (FAA)

    What is the Alternate Assessment?

    Students with the most significant cognitive disabilities that are working on a modified curriculum based on alternate academic achievement standards will participate in the alternate assessment program. There are two assessments that fall in the alternate assessment program:
    • Florida Alternate Assessment Performance Task 
    • Florida Alternate Assessment Datafolio.

    For more information, please contact Megan Davis or Jenny Crabb.

  • Contact Information

    Jennifer Crabb

    Content Specialist
    Intellectual Disabilities Program (South Area)
    (321) 633-1000 ext. 11386

    Megan Davis

    Content Specialist
    Intellectual Disabilities Program (NorthArea)
    (321) 633-1000 ext. 11286