Posted: Mon, 04/02/2018 - 3:55pm Updated: Fri, 10/19/2018 - 9:03am

Indiana’s Alternate Measure

I AM Indiana's Alternate MeasureI 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 10. 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)

Note: While final policies related to high school are defined, Grade 10 will be assessed through cohort 2022.



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 Indiana’s Alternate Measure (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.

What’s New with I AM?

The I AM assessments are new and built from the ground up with Indiana Educators. Find out more about I AM in the webinars below:

I AM: Understanding the New Alternate Assessment

I AM: Understanding the New Alternate Assessment

*While final policies related to high school are defined, Grade 10 will also be assessed for the 2018-2019 school year.
**These times will begin in 2020 due to setting cut scores in Summer 2019.  Final reporting will be available August 15 for 2019.

I AM Construction

We are building I AM from the ground up, and educators are involved in every step of the process. The graphic below shows the major steps of development with the current step in yellow.

I AM Construction


To learn more about the test development process, watch the video below.