The Utah State Office of Education wants your input on the draft Essential Elements.
They are extended core curriculum standards in English/Language Arts and Math designed to ensure that students with significant cognitive disabilities (and being assessed with an alternate assessment) are provided with appropriate specialized instruction aligned with the Utah Core Standards.
The draft Essential Elements are currently posted at http://www.schools.utah.gov/sars/Significant-Cognitive-Disabilities.aspx and are available for public comment from Utah stakeholders.
The EE will always be in draft format to accommodate periodic improvements as we learn more about students with significant cognitive disabilities. These are living documents. We encourage you to access them online.