Test Security

Test security policies and procedures are needed to help ensure test security and confidentiality, but some policies may adversely affect accessibility for some students with disabilities, English learners (ELs), and ELs with disabilities. For example, many accommodations and assessments based on alternate achievement standards (AA-AAS) are administered in small group or individual settings, which may present unique test security issues.

States must thoughtfully consider how to balance test security and accessibility. Policies, processes, and procedures are needed that will support the valid measurement of what students with disabilities, ELs, and ELs with disabilities know and can do while maintaining test security. 

Related Publications

NCEO Policy Directions: Considerations When Including Students with Disabilities in Test Security Policies (#23)

Formats: Online, PDF

NCEO Synthesis Reports: Test Security and Students with Disabilities: An Analysis of States' 2013-14 Test Security Policies (#95)

Formats: Online, PDF