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ERIC Number: EJ794326
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-1534-5084
Accommodating Students with Disabilities on State English Language Proficiency Assessments
Albus, Debra; Thurlow, Martha L.
Assessment for Effective Intervention, v33 n3 p156-166 2008
All English language learners (ELLs) are to participate in an annual assessment of English language proficiency (ELP) under Title III of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. This includes ELLs with disabilities, regardless of whether they are high-incidence disabilities (e.g., learning disability) or low-incidence disabilities (e.g., deaf or hard of hearing). This article summarizes findings from a national study of state ELP accommodation policies for ELLs with disabilities on these state assessments. It highlights the policy differences across states in the accommodations offered and also provides information on state-specific policies. Several recommendations based on the analysis are provided. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A