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ERIC Number: EJ869861
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1918-5227
Issues in Including Students with Disabilities in Large-Scale Assessment Programs
DeLuca, Christopher
Exceptionality Education International, v18 n2 p38-50 2008
Large-scale assessment programs are becoming increasingly common throughout Canada and the United States. Given the emphasis on inclusive education in North America, special education students are largely expected to participate in these programs. However, several challenges exist for educators, policymakers, and psychometricians with respect to including students with disabilities in large-scale assessments. This article is a critical interpretive review of the academic literature in this area intended to identify and examine issues pertinent to inclusive practice. In particular, attention is given to consequences (both positive and negative) of including students with disabilities in large-scale assessments, validity of assessment results, provisions for accommodations, and research limitations. Areas for continued research are also considered.
Exceptionality Education International. University of Alberta, Department of Educational Psychology, 6-102 Education North, Edmonton, AB T6G 2G5, Canada. Tel: 780-492-0800; Fax: 780-492-1318; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada; North America; United States