ERIC Number: ED396591
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-May
Reference Count: N/A
Proceedings of the Conference on Inclusion Guidelines and Accommodations for Limited English Proficient Students in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (Washington, D.C., December 5-6, 1994).
August, Diane, Ed.; McArthur, Edith, Ed.
This report presents the results of a working meeting to provide guidance to staff at the National Center for Education Statistics on: (1) establishing guidelines for inclusion of limited-English-proficient (LEP) students in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), field tests, research, and development; (2) modifications in the NAEP and administration procedures to make it more LEP-inclusive; (3) how to report data on LEP students; (4) major technical and implementation issues that might be part of a federal research agenda on inclusion and accommodations; and (5) monitoring and follow-up research to ensure appropriate and consistent inclusion and modification strategies. The NAEP is a congressionally-mandated assessment of what American students know and can do. An introductory section provides background on the NAEP, its purpose and legislative requirements for the data, and special considerations when including LEP children in assessment. Subsequent sections summarizes participants' discussions in each of the five areas outlined above. A conference agenda and participant list are appended. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress