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ERIC Number: ED520822
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
Developing Common Accommodations Policies: Discussion Points for Consortia. NCEO Brief. Number 2
National Center on Educational Outcomes, University of Minnesota
As the Race-to-the-Top Assessment Consortia develop their assessments, they will need to develop shared accommodations policies to ensure that their tests are used in consistent ways across the participating states. Developing a common set of accommodations policies will require that Consortium members recognize the divergent viewpoints that currently exist in their states on the use and misuse of accommodations. This Brief addresses the need for the Consortia to develop shared accommodations policies. It presents information that shows the variability in use of accommodations and policies across the states within each Consortium. The Brief identifies ways to address the different perspectives on accommodations that underlie this variability, and provides several questions for the Consortia to use as discussion points as they develop their common accommodations policies. (Contains 2 figures and 3 resources.)
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: Collected Works - Serial; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center on Educational Outcomes
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Race to the Top