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ERIC Number: ED348819
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Including Students with Disabilities in National and State Data Collection Programs. Brief Report 1.
National Center on Educational Outcomes, Minneapolis, MN.
This brief report highlights the issues, evidence, and first steps toward including students with disabilities in educational data systems. The report notes that if students with disabilities are excluded from educational data collection systems, policy makers do not have an adequate set of information from which to make policy decisions. The report lists points at which exclusion occurs, and states that an estimated 40% to 50% of school-age students with disabilities are excluded from such national data collection programs as National Assessment of Educational Progress and the National Education Longitudinal Study. The report points out that estimates of exclusion in state assessment programs are largely unavailable. Steps toward including students are listed, such as developing assessment modifications, accommodations, or alternatives; increasing inclusion of students with disabilities during instrument development; and developing more inclusive definitions of sample eligibility. (JDD)
Descriptors: Accountability, Data Collection, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Incidence, National Programs, Policy Formation, Program Development, Sampling, State Programs, Student Evaluation
National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO), 350 Elliott Hall, 75 E. River Rd., Minneapolis, MN 55455 ($1).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center on Educational Outcomes, Minneapolis, MN.
Note: For full technical report, see ED 347 769.