National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO)

The National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) focuses on the inclusion of students with disabilities, English learners, and English learners with disabilities in instruction and assessments.  The scope of NCEO’s work includes issues related to accessibility of assessments across the comprehensive assessment system including formative assessment practices, classroom-based assessments, diagnostic assessments, interim assessments, and summative assessments.

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Latest News and Publications

2018-19 Publicly Reported Assessment Results for Students with Disabilities and English Learners with Disabilities (NCEO Report #428)

This is the 22nd report by the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) that describes how states publicly report assessment data for students with disabilities in K-12 schools in the United States.  The report also summarizes the extent to which states report participation and performance for English learners (ELs) with disabilities and examines public reporting of accommodations.

Steps to Equitably Include Deaf Students in Assessments (NCEO Brief #25)

Deaf students often do not have equitable access to standardized tests. This Brief provides three key steps to support deaf students in standardized testing.

2018-2019 APR Snapshot #26: Students in Special Education Assigned Assessment Accommodations

2018-2019 APR Snapshot #26: Students in Special Education Assigned Assessment Accommodations

This report provides information on the number of students with disabilities assigned accommodations and the performance of these students on the general statewide assessment used for Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) accountability for the 2018-2019 school year.