The State of Colorado accommodates all levels of learning into its assessment program. There are alternative tests available to students with cognitive disabilities:
CoAlt: English Language Arts and Math
The Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) Alternate Assessment program is designed to measure what students with significant cognitive disabilities know and can do in areas of English language arts and math. Additional information for this assessment can be found on Colorado's Dynamic Learning Maps page.
CoAlt: Science and Social Studies
The Colorado Alternate Assessment (CoAlt) in science and social studies is an academic, standards-based assessment designed specifically for eligible students with significant cognitive disabilities to show how they meet the Extended Evidence Outcomes (EEOs) of the Colorado Academic Standards in the areas of science and social studies. For more information please visit the Colorado Department of Education website