Posted: Mon, 04/02/2018 - 3:55pm Updated: Wed, 02/17/2021 - 8:07am

Indiana’s Alternate Measure

I AM Indiana's Alternate MeasureIndiana’s Alternate Measure (I AM) measures student achievement and growth according to Indiana’s Content Connectors aligned to the Indiana Academic Standards. I AM is the summative accountability assessment for students with significant cognitive disabilities in grades 3-8 and high school. It assesses:

  • English/Language Arts (Grades 3-8 and 10)
  • Mathematics (Grades 3-8 and 10)
  • Science (Grades 4, 6, and Biology)
  • Social Studies (Grade 5)



For Families: Discover the test that your child is taking, understand your test results, and find resources to support your child’s success.

For Educators: Discover the test that your students are taking, find resources to assist in classroom instruction and assessment, and understand policies related to state-wide testing.



A Case Conference Committee may determine that I AM is the most appropriate assessment utilizing the criteria for determining eligibility to participate. More information regarding participation in the alternate assessment can be found below.

For more information about ESSA’s 1% cap on participation in the alternate assessment, please visit the Alternate Assessment ESSA 1% Cap page here.