If you use universally designed instructional strategies, you can use grade level assessments with students. I co-taught an inclusion class for years and every student, regardless of variability, received the same assessments. Many of them used optional scaffolds, checklists, word banks, etc... but they were able to perform with their peers and meet the challenges set forth. You can visit my web site for more information about UDL and how it can help all students meet rigorous standards across the grade bands and content areas.
Also, you may want to check out some of the following websites that include great lesson ideas/assessments aligned to the Core.
http://commoncore.americaachieves.org/ Register as a new user and you can view videos of master teachers teaching the Core, download editable lesson plans that are Common Core aligned, and view lists of reputable web sites that will help you align your practice to the Core.
http://www.sharemylesson.com/ There are close to 300,000 lessons on this site, and many are exemplar lessons for the Common Core.
http://udlexchange.cast.org/home This site has hundreds of lessons that are both Common Core aligned and designed using the principles of Universal Design for Learning, which allows all students to access rigorous curriculum.
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