Assessment and Accommodations

by Stephen D. Luke, Ed.D., & Amanda Schwartz, Ph.D.Evidence for Education, Volume 2, Issue 1, 2007 Resources updated, October 2010Download PDFTable of Contents Introduction The Big Picture: Expectations, Content, and Testing Deciding Which Accommodations a Student Needs Types of Accommodations What Does the Research Say? What About Alternate Assessments? The Value of Progress Monitoring Conclusion References The world is full of examples of accommodations … [Read more...]

Indicator 3 | Participation and Performance on Statewide Assessments

Updated, April 2013IDEA, our nation's special education law, requires that children with disabilities participate in statewide assessment programs, with or without accommodations, unless the IEP team determines that such a large-scale assessment would not be appropriate for the child.If the IEP team determines that the child must take an alternate assessment instead of a particular regular State or districtwide assessment of student achievement, the … [Read more...]

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