ERIC Number: ED450540
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jan-17
Reference Count: N/A
Guidance on Including Students with Disabilities in Assessment Programs. Memorandum.
Heumann, Judith E.; Warlick, Kenneth R.
Designed for parents and family members of students with disabilities, this policy statement clarifies federal requirements for including children with disabilities in state and district-side assessment programs. Information is presented in a question-and-answer format that addresses: (1) requirements under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act for including children with disabilities in assessments; (2) how participation in assessment programs benefits children with disabilities; (3) parental permission for student participation in state and local assessment programs; (4) the role of the Individualized Education Program team in state or district-wide assessments; (5) accommodations and modifications for test administration; (6) alternate assessments for students with disabilities who cannot participate in state or district-wide assessments; (7) consequences of decisions about accommodations and modifications in assessments; and (8) how results of assessments are supposed to be reported and used. (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Academic Achievement, Disabilities, Educational Assessment, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Guidelines, Individualized Education Programs, Outcomes of Education, Parent Education, State Programs, State Standards, Testing, Testing Problems
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.; Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 1997