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Hodgson, Jennifer R.; Lazarus, Sheryl S.; Thurlow, Martha L. – National Center on Educational Outcomes, University of Minnesota, 2011
Teachers play an important role in making decisions about students' accommodations for instruction and assessment. Although teachers are a significant part of the decision-making process, "gaps" in teachers' accommodations knowledge are well documented. Some of these gaps may be due to challenges in providing teacher professional…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Internet, Faculty Development, Testing Accommodations
Thurlow, Martha L.; Bremer, Chris; Albus, Deb – National Center on Educational Outcomes, University of Minnesota, 2011
This is the thirteenth annual report by the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) that analyzes public reporting practices of assessment data for students with disabilities in K-12 schools in the United States. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) required states to disaggregate performance data at the state and district…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Disabilities, Data Analysis, Accountability
Bremer, Chris; Albus, Debra; Thurlow, Martha L. – National Center on Educational Outcomes, University of Minnesota, 2011
This is the twelfth annual report by the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) analyzing public reporting of disaggregated assessment data for elementary and secondary students with disabilities in the United States. Reporting disaggregated performance data at the state and district level to the public is required of states by the…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Alternative Assessment, Outcomes of Education, Disabilities
Altman, Jason R.; Cormier, Damien C.; Lazarus, Sheryl S.; Thurlow, Martha L.; Holbrook, Marla; Byers, Miriam; Chambers, DaLee; Moore, Margaret; Pence, Nanette – National Center on Educational Outcomes, University of Minnesota, 2010
This report contains the findings from a survey of 2,336 special education teachers in the state of Alabama on making and implementing decisions about accommodations. Key findings included: (1) When making instructional accommodations decisions 51% of the survey respondents considered student characteristics as an important factor. Only 12% of…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Disabilities, Special Education Teachers, Student Characteristics
Quenemoen, Rachel; Albus, Debra; Rogers, Chris; Lazarus, Sheryl – National Center on Educational Outcomes, University of Minnesota, 2010
Some states are developing alternate assessments based on modified achievement standards (AA-MAS) to measure the academic achievement of some students with disabilities (Albus, Lazarus, Thurlow, & Cormier, 2009; Lazarus, Thurlow, Christensen, & Cormier, 2007). These assessments measure the same content as the general assessment for a given…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Measurement Techniques, Alignment (Education), Guidelines
Altman, Jason; Thurlow, Martha; Vang, Mai – National Center on Educational Outcomes, University of Minnesota, 2010
States and other educational entities receiving Part B funding under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) submitted their Annual Performance Reports (APRs) and Section 618 Table 6 data together to the U.S. Secretary of Education on or before February 1, 2009. These reports may have been modified during the following few months,…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Academic Achievement, Disabilities, Measurement
Thurlow, Martha L.; Vang, Miong; Cormier, Damien – National Center on Educational Outcomes, University of Minnesota, 2010
The purpose of this study was to examine the alternative routes to passing the high school exit exam that were available during the school year 2008-09 to students to earn a standard high school diploma. The authors examined alternative routes in the 26 states with active or soon to be active exit exams. They documented the alternative routes…
Descriptors: High Schools, Secondary Education, Graduation Requirements, Graduation Rate
Altman, J. R.; Lazarus, S. S.; Quenemoen, R. F.; Kearns, J.; Quenemoen, M.; Thurlow, M. L. – National Center on Educational Outcomes, University of Minnesota, 2010
This report summarizes the twelfth survey of states by the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) at the University of Minnesota. Results are presented for all 50 states and 8 of the 11 unique states. The purpose of this report is to provide a snapshot of the new initiatives, trends, accomplishments, and emerging issues during this…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement, Second Language Learning
Lazarus, Sheryl S.; Hodgson, Jennifer; Thurlow, Martha L. – National Center on Educational Outcomes, University of Minnesota, 2010
All students, including students with disabilities, must be included in state accountability systems as required by law. In April 2007, federal regulations provided states the flexibility to offer another assessment option--an Alternate Assessment based on Modified Achievement Standards (AA-MAS) for some students with disabilities. The AA-MAS is…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Alternative Assessment, Outcomes of Education, Disabilities
Christensen, Laurene L.; Thurlow, Martha L.; Wang, Ting – National Center on Educational Outcomes, University of Minnesota, 2009
This document presents a five-step process for schools, districts, and states to use in monitoring accommodations for instruction and assessment. This document was designed to be a companion to the "Council of Chief State School Officers' Accommodations Manual: How to Select, Administer, and Evaluate Use of Accommodations for Instruction and…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Improvement, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Guidance Programs
Thurlow, Martha L.; Wiley, Hilda Ives – National Center on Educational Outcomes, University of Minnesota, 2004
This report is the sixth analysis of state reports conducted by the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) to examine the extent to which states publicly report information about students with disabilities in statewide assessments. Descriptions of statewide testing systems are presented and examined as to whether these systems included…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation