ERIC Number: ED358656
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Testing Accommodations for Students with Disabilities: A Review of the Literature. Synthesis Report 4.
Thurlow, Martha L.; And Others
This report reviews literature pertaining to testing accommodations for students with disabilities. It draws on such information as empirical studies conducted by the Educational Testing Service and the American College Testing Program as well as policies for state assessment programs. The report addresses policy and legal considerations, technical concerns, minimum competency and certification/licensure testing efforts, existing standards, and accommodations allowed in state assessment systems. A concluding section summarizes various concerns, among them that there has been relatively little empirical research on testing accommodations for students with disabilities and that there currently exists little consistency in assessment policy. Appendixes contain guidelines on inclusion/exclusion criteria from 29 individual states and guidelines on testing accommodations from 21 states. (Contains 49 references.) (Author/JDD)
Descriptors: Certification, Disabilities, Educational Policy, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Legal Responsibility, Minimum Competency Testing, Outcomes of Education, Secondary School Students, State Standards, Student Evaluation, Testing, Testing Accommodations, Testing Problems
National Center on Educational Outcomes, University of Minnesota, 350 Elliot Hall, 75 East River Rd., Minneapolis, MN 55455 ($10).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center on Educational Outcomes, Minneapolis, MN.; Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Coll. of Education.