What do federal laws and guidance say about providing accommodations on ELP assessments?
Special education legislation requires that IEP teams decide on the use of appropriate accommodations for an individual student with a disability. This legislation applies to all students with disabilities, including English Learners (ELs). When determining appropriate accommodations for a specific student, the IEP team should consider the accommodations that are available on the assessment, whether the student uses the accommodation during instruction. States must develop accommodations guidelines for the ELP assessment that identify accommodations that do not invalidate a student’s score.
NCEO is supported primarily through a Cooperative Agreement (#H326G160001) with the Research to Practice Division, Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education. Additional support for targeted projects, including those on English learners, is provided by other federal and state agencies, and other educational organizations. The Center is affiliated with the Institute on Community Integration at the College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota. Opinions expressed on this website do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Department of Education or Offices within it.