ERIC Number: ED563496
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Forum on Implementing Accessibility Frameworks for ALL Students
Warren, S.; Christensen, L.; Chartrand, A.; Shyyan, V.; Lazarus, S.; Thurlow, M.
National Center on Educational Outcomes
Sixty individuals representing staff from state departments of education, school districts, other countries, testing and testing-related companies, and other educational organizations participated in a forum on June 22, 2015 in San Diego, California, to discuss implementing accessibility frameworks for all students, including students in general education, students who are English language learners (ELLs), and students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) or 504 plans. The forum was a pre-session to the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) National Conference on Student Assessment (NCSA), and was a collaboration of the Assessing Special Education Students (ASES) State Collaborative on Assessment and Student Standards (SCASS) and the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO). This report summarizes the introductory information provided to forum participants, its main purpose is to describe the panel presentations and the facilitated forum discussions. Summaries of the panel presentations were developed from notes taken during the presentations, and from the presenters' slides. Summaries of the facilitated discussions were developed from notes taken by notetakers. Participants were encouraged to comment and discuss freely, with assurances that no individual's name, nor any state, company, or organization would be attached to comments that were made.
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Access to Education, English Language Learners, Student Needs, Special Education, General Education, Conferences (Gatherings), Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Barriers, Problem Solving, Academic Support Services, Professional Development, Program Implementation
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS)
Authoring Institution: National Center on Educational Outcomes
Grant or Contract Numbers: H326G110002