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ERIC Number: ED527064
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
Understanding Subgroups in Common State Assessments: Special Education Students and ELLs. NCEO Brief. Number 4
National Center on Educational Outcomes, University of Minnesota
Although most assessment developers have a sense of the nature of the general student population, they often lack an understanding of the characteristics of special education students and English Language Learners (ELLs) who will participate in the assessment. The Race-to-the-Top Assessment Consortia have the rare opportunity to know who these students are and to apply that knowledge as they design and develop their common assessment systems. This Brief presents information on the characteristics of special education students and ELLs in the Consortia states. It provides recommendations for the Consortia about steps to take as they design their assessment systems. (Contains 5 figures, 2 footnotes, and 10 resources.)[Contributors to the writing of this Brief were, Kamarrie Davis, Kristi Liu, Sheryl Lazarus, and Martha Thurlow.]
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 - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center on Educational Outcomes