ERIC Number: ED403295
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Oct-10
Reference Count: N/A
Requirements and Guidelines for Exemptions, Excuses, and Accommodations for Maryland Statewide Assessment Programs. Revised.
Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
This document summarizes the statewide assessment programs required by the Maryland State Department of Education and the exemptions, excuses, and accommodations permitted for each program. All students are to be included to the fullest extent possible in the mandated state assessments. The accommodations for an individual student are meant to provide currently needed support to enable the student to participate in the assessment. Exemptions are granted for some students, and excuses are granted for students who demonstrate, or are expected to demonstrate, inordinate frustration, distress, or the disruption of others. The assessment programs discussed are: (1) the Maryland Functional Testing Program (MFTP); (2) the Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills (CTBS); and (3) the Maryland School Performance Assessment Program (MSPAP). Exemptions to the MFTP may be granted to those of limited English proficiency (LEP), students with disabilities, and transfer students; and accommodations are available based on individual evaluations. LEP students and those with disabilities may be exempted from the CTBS, and accommodations may be made. Requirements for the MSPAP are similar to those of the CTBS, but include some accommodations for LEP students. A chart summarizes exemptions, excuses, and accommodations for each program. Attachments include an explanation of the computations for the school's database, a summary of permitted accommodations, and guidelines for participation determinations. An appendix presents nine case studies, and a second appendix gives the domains, outcomes, and indicators for the Independence Mastery Assessment Program. (Contains three tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills