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ERIC Number: ED509856
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jan
Pages: 28
Abstractor: ERIC
How Students Access Accommodations in Assessment and Instruction: Results of a Survey of Special Education Teachers. EPRRI Issue Brief Seven
Lazarus, Sheryl S.; Thompson, Sandra J.; Thurlow, Martha L.
Educational Policy Reform Research Institute
Historically many students with disabilities did not participate in accountability systems. The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) requires that students in all targeted subgroups, including students with disabilities, have the opportunity to learn challenging material that is linked to content standards and to participate in statewide assessments. Some students with disabilities need to use accommodations to meaningfully access instruction and assessment, but little is known about how teachers choose and use accommodations for students with disabilities. This Issue Brief reports the results of a survey of 798 special education teachers in six school districts in four states about the use of student accommodations. The survey was conducted to provide researchers and policymakers with a better understanding of: (1) Which factors influence IEP team decisions about how accommodations are used for instruction and assessment; (2) Which accommodations are most commonly used in instruction and assessment; and (3) The processes used to ensure that assessment accommodations are provided on test day. (Contains 11 tables.)
Educational Policy Reform Research Institute. 1308 Benjamin Building, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-6509; Fax: 301-314-9158; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Researchers; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS)
Authoring Institution: Educational Policy Reform Research Institute (EPRRI)
Identifiers - Location: California; Maryland; New York; Texas
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001