ERIC Number: ED363044
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
State Special Education Outcomes 1992: A Report on State Activities in the Assessment of Educational Outcomes for Students with Disabilities.
Saint Cloud State Univ., MN.; National Center on Educational Outcomes, Minneapolis, MN.; National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Alexandria, VA.; Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Coll. of Education.
This report presents the results of the second national survey of state activities in the assessment of educational outcomes for students with disabilities. The report does not contain actual outcomes data on students with disabilities. Survey results are based on responses from 47 state directors of special education and are presented in the following areas: federally reported data on participation rates and exit data extensions; state assessments of outcomes; inclusion of students with disabilities in state assessments; state needs; practices, programs, and plans related to outcomes assessment; state highlights for Arizona, Kentucky, Michigan, and Utah; and state activities in selected outcomes areas. The survey found that: (1) few state-level special education data collection efforts, other than post-school status studies, yield outcomes data on students with disabilities; (2) state-level outcomes information is generated most often from large-scale general education assessments in which students with mild disabilities may participate, but the extent to which they participate is uncertain in most states; (3) compared to the 1991 survey, more states are now capable of reporting information on students with disabilities; and (4) despite state-level guidelines on who may be excluded from assessments and how to make testing accommodations for students with disabilities, variations in participation suggest that there is inconsistent implementation of the criteria. (JDD)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Disabilities, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Information Needs, National Surveys, Special Education, State Programs, Student Evaluation, Testing Accommodations
Publications Office, NCEO, 350 Elliott Hall, 75 E. River Rd., Minneapolis, MN 55455 ($15).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Saint Cloud State Univ., MN.; National Center on Educational Outcomes, Minneapolis, MN.; National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Alexandria, VA.; Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Coll. of Education.
Note: For the 1991 edition, see ED 348 805.