ERIC Number: ED385059
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Feb
A Compilation of States' Guidelines for Including Students with Disabilities in Assessments. Synthesis Report 17.
Thurlow, Martha L.; And Others
In response to findings of excessive exclusion of students with disabilities from national and state educational assessments, this document was developed to provide a listing of the states' guidelines for the participation or exclusion of students with disabilities in assessments. Guidelines in use were provided by 43 states. The remaining seven states were not conducting state assessments. An overview summarizes trends and commonalities in the following eight categories: (1) individualized education program function; (2) the role of parents; (3) acceptability of partial testing; (4) the extent to which decisions are based on category of disability or placement; (5) assessing what is taught; (6) high stakes assessments versus other assessments; (7) alternate means of assessment; and (8) reporting of results. The report notes that nearly every state is in the process of reviewing and changing its guidelines for participation and accommodation. (DB)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Assessment, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Individualized Education Programs, National Surveys, State Standards, Student Evaluation, Student Participation
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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.