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ERIC Number: ED545332
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Performance of Special Education Students: Implications for Common State Assessments. NCEO Brief. Number 5
National Center on Educational Outcomes
The performance of special education students on state assessments has been the subject of much discussion and concern. A common belief is that all special education students perform poorly on state assessments. There are many misperceptions about the performance of students with disabilities. It is important for the Race-to-the-Top Assessment Consortia to recognize these misperceptions and their implications for common assessments. This Brief presents information on the range in performance of special education students. It also highlights the changes in the performance of this subgroup over time. [Contributors to the writing of this Brief were Kamarrie Davis, Sheryl Lazarus, and Martha Thurlow.]
National Center on Educational Outcomes. University of Minnesota, 207 Pattee Hall, 150 Pillsburg Drive Southeast, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Tel: 612-626-1530; Fax: 612-624-0879; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center on Educational Outcomes