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ERIC Number: ED499407
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 58
Abstractor: ERIC
A Summary of the Research on the Effects of Test Accommodations: 2005-2006. Technical Report 47
Zenisky, April L.; Sireci, Stephen G.
National Center on Educational Outcomes, University of Minnesota
The purpose of this report is to provide an update on the state of the research on testing accommodations, as well as to identify promising areas of research to further clarify and enhance understanding of current and emerging issues. The research described encompasses empirical studies of score comparability and validity studies, as well as investigations into accommodations use and perceptions of their effectiveness. Taken together, the current research explores many of the issues surrounding test accommodations practices in both breadth and depth. Insofar as reporting on the findings of current research studies is a primary goal of this analysis, a second goal is to also identify areas requiring continued investigation in the future. (Contains 37 tables and 1 figure.)
National Center on Educational Outcomes. University of Minnesota, 350 Elliott Hall, 75 East River Road, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Tel: 612-626-1530; Fax: 612-624-0879; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Special Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center on Educational Outcomes, Minneapolis, MN.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A