NCEO includes several projects. These span the entire range of assessments (formative assessment processes, classroom-based tests, interim/benchmark assessments, state and national assessments) that comprise a comprehensive assessment system. Assessment projects and research studies NCEO participates in collect data on the participation and performance of students with disabilities, as well as English learners (ELs) and ELs with disabilities. Some projects assess accessibility, accommodations, and alternate assessment approaches that facilitate the participation of all students in state and district assessment programs.
NCEO collaborates with other organizations in a number of assessment and accountability projects.
NCEO partners with other organizations that include addressing assessment, accountability, and related topics in their work.
NCEO is supported primarily through a Cooperative Agreement (#H326G050007, #H326G110002) with the Research to Practice Division, Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education. Additional support for targeted projects, including those on LEP students, is provided by other federal and state agencies. The Center is affiliated with the Institute on Community Integrationat the College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota. Opinions expressed in this Web site do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Department of Education or Offices within it.