ERIC Number: ED425592
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Performance Trends and Use of Accommodations on a Statewide Assessment: Students with Disabilities in the KIRIS On-Demand Assessments from 1992-93 through 1995-96. State Assessment Series, Maryland/Kentucky Report 3.
This report discusses the performance of students with disabilities on the Kentucky Instructional Results Information System (KIRIS) on-demand assessments. These assessments, which consist of constructed response or essay-like questions over the period of 1992-93 through 1995-96, are part of the regular KIRIS assessment, which also includes writing and mathematics portfolio entries. Results from the data indicate student performance is not just improving, but perhaps improving at a rate more rapid than that of general education students, at least in certain grades. Also evident are very notable grade level differences in student participation. Approximately 9 percent of students taking the KIRIS in Grade 4 and 8 percent of students taking the KIRIS in Grade 8 are students with disabilities, while in Grade 11/12, only about 4 percent of the students in the assessment are students with disabilities. The percentage of students with disabilities taking the test with accommodations is quite high, ranging from a low of about 62 percent in Grade 11/12 to a high of about 84 percent in Grade 4. Finally, the performance levels of students with disabilities on KIRIS were below those of students in the general population, with the gap between performance levels more noticeable at higher grade levels. (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Data Collection, Disabilities, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Input Output Analysis, Outcomes of Education, School Effectiveness, State Programs, Student Participation, Testing Accommodations
National Center on Education Outcomes, University of Minnesota, 350 Elliott Hall, 75 East River Road, Minneapolis, MN 55455; Tel: 612-624-8561; Fax: 612-624-0879; Web site: http://www.coled.umn.edu/NCEO ($10).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center on Educational Outcomes, Minneapolis, MN.; Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.