Audra Ahumada is currently the Deputy Associate Superintendent of Assessment with the Arizona Department of Education (ADE), a position she has held for the past 6 years. She oversees the governance responsibilities for the Multi-State Alternate Assessment (MSAA) Consortium. She was also a state lead during the development of the NCSC Alternate Assessment and other grant projects focusing on assessment development for English learners with significant cognitive disabilities. Previously, she was the Director of Alternate Assessment at ADE and taught special education in Texas for 10 years. Audra believes accessibility, teaching and learning, and assessment are critical components of a strong educational system.