ERIC Number: ED404799
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
State Special Education Outcomes: Longitudinal Trends in How States Are Assessing Educational Outcomes for Students with Disabilities, 1995.
Erickson, Ron; And Others
This report presents the results of the fifth annual survey of state activities in the assessment of educational outcomes for students with disabilities. The survey of state directors of special education requested information in the areas of federally reported data, assessment of outcomes, participation of students with disabilities in state assessments, and state technical assistance needs. Comparison with previous surveys identified the following trends: (1) more states reported collecting outcome-related data on students with disabilities in 1995 than in 1991, although fewer states collected post-school data; (2) the impetus for data collection and analysis has shifted toward accountability and public reporting; (3) access and analysis of data on the academic achievement of students with disabilities has not changed much over the years (many state directors did not know whether the scores for students with disabilities could be disaggregated from assessment databases); (4) the primary barrier to more states being able to enact such analyses appeared to be a limitation of resources; and (5) more states have policies governing participation and accommodations in testing programs. The report contains 10 tables and 19 figures detailing state data. (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Disabilities, Educational Assessment, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Graduate Surveys, National Surveys, Needs Assessment, Outcomes of Education, Special Education, Student Evaluation, Student Participation, Testing Accommodations, Trend Analysis
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center on Educational Outcomes, Minneapolis, MN.