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ERIC Number: ED591920
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 112
Abstractor: ERIC
2015-16 Publicly Reported Assessment Results for Students with Disabilities and ELs with Disabilities. NCEO Report 407
Albus, Deb A.; Liu, Kristin K.; Lazarus, Sheryl S.; Thurlow, Martha L.
National Center on Educational Outcomes
Reporting assessment results to the public has been a part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) since the early 1990s, with the reauthorization of ESEA as the Improving America's Schools Act in 1994. In 1997, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) included this requirement to make sure that assessment participation and performance were reported publicly for students with disabilities who received special education services. The purpose of this report is to examine the extent to which states reported 2015-16 assessment data for students with disabilities "to the public with the same frequency and in the same detail as it reports on the assessment of nondisabled children," as required by IDEA (Wiley, Thurlow, & Klein, 2005). It also describes how states report assessment participation and performance data to the public online. It summarizes these data for grades 4 and 8, and high school, with additional analyses that focus on average performance gaps across years. The report also summarizes the extent to which states report participation and performance for English Learners (ELs) with disabilities and examines public reporting of accommodations.
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 - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS)
Authoring Institution: National Center on Educational Outcomes; Applied Engineering Management Corporation (AEM); Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO); National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE); WestEd
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
Grant or Contract Numbers: H326G160001