Posted: Mon, 04/02/2018 - 3:55pm Updated: Fri, 04/13/2018 - 9:56am

Indiana’s Alternate Measure

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

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

Note: While final policies related to high school are defined, Grade 10 will also be assessed for the 2018-2019 school year.


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.

I AM Resources

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, highlighting the current step in yellow.

I AM Construction