ERIC Number: ED436888
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Including Students with Disabilities in the Missouri Assessment Program.
This training manual is designed to provide information that will help Missouri educators understand and implement new state requirements regarding the inclusion of students with disabilities in the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP). It addresses the following topics: (1) reasons for including students with disabilities in a state assessment program, including requirements under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and state legislation and policy; (2) understanding the MAP, including its purpose, the areas and grade levels assessed, how the assessments are administered, and how students' scores are developed and used; (3) discussing the development of the MAP alternate assessment; (4) making decisions about how students will participate in the MAP and alternatives for including students with disabilities; (5) understanding and using accommodations, including administering the MAP individually, providing extra time, and reading written directions aloud or repeating directions; (6) preparing students to participate in the MAP subject area assessments; (7) addressing the concerns of parents; (8) analyzing the logistics of test administration; (9) evaluating the planning and assessment process; and (10) developing district policy. Overheads and handouts supporting the training material are provided, along with optional activities to use as part of the training session. (CR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City. Div. of Special Education.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act