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  • NCEO Newsletter: October 2021 issue
    Formats: Online

    This issue highlights the news of NCEO’s continued funding. Also announced is NCEO’s new website. It is easier to navigate and very user-friendly. Featured is NCEO’s new accommodations toolkit which provides easy to use research summaries and policy analyses for select accommodations. This issue also summarizes a report on the 95% state assessment participation requirement, and provides an overview of a brief that contains frequently asked questions (FAQs) on testing children with disabilities during the 2021-22 school year. 

    Published: 10/6/2021
  • NCEO Reports: The 95 Percent State Assessment Participation Requirement: Current Landscape, State Challenges, and Recommended Strategies (#429)
    Formats: PDF

    This report provides an overview of federal statutory language on student participation in state summative assessments used for accountability as well as the participation requirements for states requesting waivers from the 1% threshold on participation in the alternate assessment based on alternate academic achievement standards (AA-AAAS). It also includes a review of why it is important that students participate in testing, the reasons why some states have found it challenging to meet the 95% participation rate, and the extent to which states have met federal testing participation requirements.

    Published: 9/30/2021
  • School Leader Series: Supporting the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in Assessment (School Leader Series Brief #1)
    Formats: PDF

    This resource is designed to provide guidance to school leaders about supporting the inclusion of students with disabilities in state and district content assessments. Developed in collaboration with CCSSO, the Assessment, Standards, and Education for Students with Disabilities (ASES) and School Leadership Development and Supports (SLDS) state collaboratives made important contributions to this document. This resource highlights what school leaders can do to ensure all students with disabilities are instructed in academic content for their enrolled grade and participate in state and district content assessments. It also gives talking points for school leaders to use when addressing key stakeholders on the topic.

    Published: 9/28/2021
  • School Leader Series: Understanding the Consequences of Assessment Participation Decisions for Students with Disabilities (School Leader Series Brief #2)
    Formats: PDF

    This resource is designed to provide guidance to school leaders about understanding the consequences of assessment participation decisions for students with disabilities. Developed in collaboration with CCSSO, the Assessment, Standards, and Education for Students with Disabilities (ASES) and School Leadership Development and Supports (SLDS) state collaboratives made important contributions to this document. This resource highlights what school leaders can do to ensure IEP teams understand the short-term and long-term consequences of participation decisions for students with disabilities and ensure appropriate assessment participation decisions are made and implemented. It also gives talking points for school leaders to use when addressing key stakeholders on the topic.

    Published: 9/28/2021
  • School Leader Series: Working with IEP Teams to Make State Assessment Participation and Accessibility and Accommodations Decisions (School Leader Series Brief #3)
    Formats: PDF

    This resource is designed to provide guidance to school leaders about working with IEP teams to make state assessment participation and accessibility and accommodations decisions. Developed in collaboration with CCSSO, the Assessment, Standards, and Education for Students with Disabilities (ASES) and School Leadership Development and Supports (SLDS) state collaboratives made important contributions to this document. This resource highlights what school leaders should ensure IEP teams do when making decisions about state assessment participation, what factors must IEP teams not consider when making assessment participation decisions for students with disabilities and what school leaders can do to ensure that IEP teams select appropriate accessibility features and accommodations for students with disabilities. It also gives talking points for school leaders to use when addressing key stakeholders on the topic.

    Published: 9/28/2021
  • School Leader Series: What School Leaders Need to do Before, During, and After the Assessment Window (School Leader Series Brief #4)
    Formats: PDF

    This resource is designed to provide guidance on what school leaders need to do before, during, and after the assessment window. Developed in collaboration with CCSSO, the Assessment, Standards, and Education for Students with Disabilities (ASES) and School Leadership Development and Supports (SLDS) state collaboratives made important contributions to this document. This resource highlights what school leaders should do to prepare for, do during, and do after assessments for students with disabilities. It also gives talking points for school leaders to use when addressing key stakeholders on the topic.

    Published: 9/28/2021
  • Accommodations Toolkit: Extended Time: States’ Accessibility Policies, 2020
    Formats: Online

    This summary of states’ accessibility policies for extended time is part of the Accommodations Toolkit published by the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO).  

    Published: 9/13/2021
  • Accommodations Toolkit: Extended Time: Research
    Formats: Online

    This fact sheet on extended time is part of the Accommodations Toolkit published by the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO). It summarizes information and research findings on the use of extended time as an accessibility feature or accommodation.  

    Published: 9/13/2021
  • Accommodations Toolkit: Word Prediction: States’ Accessibility Policies, 2020
    Formats: Online

    This summary of states’ accessibility policies for word prediction is part of the Accommodations Toolkit published by the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO).

    Published: 8/31/2021
  • Accommodations Toolkit: Word Prediction: Research
    Formats: Online

    This fact sheet on word prediction is part of the Accommodations Toolkit published by the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO). It summarizes information and research findings on word prediction as an assessment accessibility feature or accommodation.

    Published: 8/31/2021
  • Accommodations Toolkit: Text-to-Speech (Computer-Generated Voice): States’ Accessibility Policies, 2020
    Formats: Online

    This summary of states’ accessibility policies for computer-generated text-to-speech is part of the Accommodations Toolkit published by the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO).

    Published: 8/31/2021
  • Accommodations Toolkit: Text-to-Speech (Computer-Generated Voice): Research
    Formats: Online

    This fact sheet on text-to-speech is part of the Accommodations Toolkit published by the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO). It summarizes information and research findings on the use of text-to-speech with computer-generated speech as an assessment accessibility feature or accommodation.  

    Published: 8/31/2021
  • Accommodations Toolkit: Multiple Days: States’ Accessibility Policies, 2020
    Formats: Online

    This summary of states’ accessibility policies for testing over multiple days is part of the Accommodations Toolkit published by the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO).  

    Published: 8/31/2021
  • Accommodations Toolkit: Multiple Days: Research
    Formats: Online

    This fact sheet on testing over multiple days is part of the Accommodations Toolkit published by the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO). It summarizes information and research findings on the use of testing over multiple days as an assessment accessibility feature or accommodation. 

     

    Published: 8/31/2021
  • Accommodations Toolkit: Braille: States’ Accessibility Policies, 2020
    Formats: Online

    This summary of states’ accessibility policies for braille is part of the Accommodations Toolkit published by the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO). 

    Published: 8/31/2021
  • Accommodations Toolkit: Braille: Research
    Formats: Online

    This fact sheet on braille is part of the Accommodations Toolkit published by the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO). It summarizes information and research findings on braille as an assessment accessibility feature or accommodation. 

    Published: 8/31/2021
  • Accommodations Toolkit: Tactile Graphics: States’ Accessibility Policies, 2020
    Formats: Online

    This summary of states’ accessibility policies for tactile graphics is part of the Accommodations Toolkit published by the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO). 

    Published: 8/31/2021
  • Accommodations Toolkit: Tactile Graphics: Research
    Formats: Online

    This fact sheet on tactile graphics is part of the Accommodations Toolkit published by the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO). It summarizes information and research findings on the use of tactile graphics as an accessibility feature or accommodation.  

    Published: 8/31/2021
  • Universal Design and Assessments
    Formats: PDF

    This presentation shares information about an updated state guide to universally designed assessments. The purpose of the guide is to provide states with strategies for designing tests from the very beginning. The objective is to create tests that present an accurate measure of the knowledge and skills of diverse student populations. It was presented on July 14, 2021 at the forum on Education for Each and Every Student: Perspectives on Universal Design in 2021.  This forum was jointly hosted by NCEO and the Council of Chief State School Officers' (CCSSO), Assessments, Standards, and Education for Students with Disabilities (ASES) collaborative.

    Published: 8/24/2021
  • NCEO Brief: Getting Ready for the 2021-22 School Year: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Testing Children with Disabilities (#26)
    Formats: PDF

    As states, districts, and schools plan to return for the 2021-22 school year, questions are raised about whether and how to test children with disabilities, including children with the most significant cognitive disabilities and English learners with disabilities. This FAQ addresses some common questions and provides links to useful resources.

    Published: August 2021