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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Participation Communication Toolkit

Participation Communication Toolkit

This communications toolkit was developed to identify and describe reasons why all students, including students with disabilities, English learners, and English learners with disabilities should take state tests. The tool is a concise resource that state education agency staff, and district and school administrators can use when communicating with educators, policymakers, families, and students. 

Understanding the Role of Paraprofessionals in Your Child’s Education in Inclusive Classrooms (TIES Center Brief #7)

Understanding the Role of Paraprofessionals in Your Child’s Education in Inclusive Classrooms (TIES Center Brief #7)

The purpose of this Brief is to address what qualities, knowledge, and skills paraprofessionals must have; what paraprofessionals should be expected to do; and what supports paraprofessionals need for success. 

A Framework for Making Decisions about Participation in a State’s Alternate ELP Assessment (NCEO Report 426)

A Framework for Making Decisions about Participation in a State’s Alternate ELP Assessment (NCEO Report 426) PDF

This report provides information on how to identify which English learners who may have a most significant cognitive disability are eligible to take an alternate English language proficiency (alt-ELP) assessment.