ERIC Number: ED475512
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Testing Students with Disabilities: Practical Strategies for Complying with District and State Requirements. Second Edition.
Thurlow, Martha L.; Elliott, Judy L.; Ysseldyke, James E.
This book is intended to facilitate the meaningful inclusion of students with disabilities in district and state assessments as required by the 1997 amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. First, an introductory chapter offers reasons for including students with disabilities in district and statewide accountability systems. Chapters 2 through 6 address the specifics of including children with disabilities, such as deciding how students participate in district and state tests, eligibility for assessment accommodations, how to decide which accommodations are appropriate for use in assessments, the characteristics of alternate assessments, and including English language learners with disabilities in assessments. Chapters 7 through 10 address using assessment results, how the Individualized Education Program (IEP) can be restructured to promote greater participation in the accountability system, teacher and service provider collaboration, gaining support from administrators, parent involvement in testing decisions, and the legalities of restructuring accountability systems that include all students. Extensive appendices include sample forms and worksheets for participation decision making, IEP development, assessment accommodations, and student feedback; checklists of criteria for deciding about participation, accommodations, and assessment type; a guide to staff development; and a list of Technical Assistance and Dissemination Networks. (Individual chapters identify additional resources.) (CR)
Descriptors: Accountability, Alternative Assessment, Check Lists, Compliance (Legal), Decision Making, Disabilities, Educational Assessment, Educational Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Inclusive Schools, Individualized Education Programs, State Programs, Student Evaluation, Student Participation, Testing Accommodations
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act