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ERIC Number: EJ852644
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0599
Determining Appropriate Testing Accommodations: Complying with NCLB Idea
Salend, Spencer J.
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v40 n4 p14-22 Mar-Apr 2008
Educators, students, and families face many challenges in responding to the testing mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) and Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA), including providing students with disabilities with individualized, approved, valid, effective, and acceptable testing accommodations. Many multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) experience difficulties in determining which students should receive testing accommodations, and in selecting and consistently implementing valid testing accommodations. This article presents guidelines and resources that MDTs can use to identify, select, implement, and evaluate appropriate testing accommodations. Although these guidelines and resources are presented in the context of determining testing accommodations for elementary and secondary level students with disabilities, they can be tailored for use with students with disabilities educated in colleges and universities. (Contains 3 figures and 5 resources.)
Council for Exceptional Children. 1110 North Glebe Road Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201. Tel: 888-232-7733; Fax: 703-264-9494; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001