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  • NCEO Reports: State Requirements for Test Administrators, Proctors, and Accommodations Providers Who Administer Tests to Students with Disabilities, English Learners, and English Learners with Disabilities (#437)
    Formats: PDF

    To help ensure that assessments are properly administered, states have developed policies about who can administer or proctor assessments, and the training they must have. This report presents the findings of our analysis of states’ 2021 policies on the qualifications and requirements for test administrators, proctors, and accommodations providers for general state summative content assessments (e.g., math, language arts, science), specifically as they relate to students with disabilities, English learners, and English learners with disabilities. The individuals who administer or proctor assessments, as well as those who provide accommodations (e.g., scribes, test readers, sign language interpreters, translators), need to be qualified and knowledgeable about how to appropriately administer assessments and how to provide accommodations.

    Published: 11/16/2022
  • Parent-Educator Toolkit: En Español: Working with Your Child's Teacher Using the multilingual Parent Educator Toolkit
    Formats: Free Video

    The parents of English learners need to be involved in decisions about accessibility features for their children. The multilingual Parent-Educator Toolkit consists of several concise briefs to guide parents through this process. This Spanish-language video shows how parents can work with their child’s teacher to make decisions in using accessibility features for their child.

    Published: 11/3/2022
  • Parent-Educator Toolkit: Working with Your Child's Teacher Using the multilingual Parent Educator Toolkit
    Formats: Free Video

    The parents of English learners need to be involved in decisions about accessibility features for their children. The multilingual Parent-Educator Toolkit consists of several concise briefs to guide parents through this process. This video shows how parents can work with their child’s teacher to make decisions in using accessibility features for their child. This English-language video provides subtitles in Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, and Vietnamese that can be turned on in the Settings feature.

    Published: 11/3/2022
  • Parent-Educator Toolkit: En Español: Building Successful Communication with the School Using the Multilingual Parent Educator Toolkit
    Formats: Free Video

    The parents of English learners need to be involved in decisions about accessibility features for their children. The multilingual Parent-Educator Toolkit consists of several concise briefs to guide parents through this process. This Spanish-language video helps parents understand what the resources are and how to use them.

    Published: 11/3/2022
  • Parent-Educator Toolkit: Building Successful Communication with the School Using the Multilingual Parent Educator Toolkit
    Formats: Free Video

    The parents of English learners need to be involved in decisions about accessibility features for their children. The multilingual Parent-Educator Toolkit consists of several concise briefs to guide parents through this process. This video helps parents understand what the resources are and how to use them. This English-language video provides subtitles in Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, and Vietnamese that can be turned on in the Settings feature.

    Published: 11/3/2022
  • NCEO Brief: Including Students with Disabilities in K-2 Academic Assessments (#28)
    Formats: PDF

    This Brief provides an overview of issues related to the inclusion of students with disabilities and English learners with disabilities in early grade (i.e., K-2) assessments. State academic assessments are required by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) starting in grade 3. Academic assessments administered in earlier grades often are used to measure progress or growth, for instructional decision making, to predict grade 3 summative assessment performance, and for tracking literacy for reading guarantees. Even though the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that students with disabilities participate in state and district-wide assessments administered before grade 3, these students have sometimes been excluded. This Brief also suggests strategies for improved practices.

    Published: November 2022
  • Understanding English Learner Accommodations : Translated Test Directions
    Formats: Free Video

    The video describes one of the testing accommodations allowed for English learners on West Virginia state assessments. It describes the West Virginia policy on using translated test directions as an English-language support. The video is part of a series called “Understanding English learner accommodations,” a set of resources created for the West Virginia Department of Education.

    Published: 11/3/2022
  • Understanding English Learner Accommodations : Bilingual Word to Word Dictionaries
    Formats: Free Video

    The video describes one of the testing accommodations allowed for English learners on West Virginia state assessments. It describes the West Virginia policy on using bilingual word to word dictionaries as English-language supports. The video is part of a series called “Understanding English learner accommodations,” a set of resources created for the West Virginia Department of Education.

    Published: 11/3/2022
  • Understanding English Learner Accommodations : Electronic Translators
    Formats: Free Video

    The video describes one of the testing accommodations allowed for English learners on West Virginia state assessments. It describes the West Virginia policy on using an electronic translator as an English-language support. The video is part of a series called “Understanding English learner accommodations,” a set of resources created for the West Virginia Department of Education.

    Published: 11/3/2022
  • Accommodations Toolkit: Color Contrast: States’ Accessibility Policies, 2022
    Formats: Online

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

    Published: 10/18/2022
  • Accommodations Toolkit: Color Contrast: Research
    Formats: Online

    This fact sheet on color contrast 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 color contrast as an accessibility feature or accommodation.

    Published: 10/18/2022
  • Accommodations Toolkit: Spell Check: States’ Accessibility Policies, 2022
    Formats: Online

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

    Published: 10/18/2022
  • Accommodations Toolkit: Spell Check: Research
    Formats: Online

    This fact sheet on spell check 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 spell check as an accessibility feature or accommodation.

    Published: 10/18/2022
  • Accommodations Toolkit: Assistive Technology: States’ Accessibility Policies, 2022
    Formats: Online

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

    Published: 10/18/2022
  • Accommodations Toolkit: Assistive Technology: Research
    Formats: Online

    This fact sheet on assistive technology 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 assistive technology as an accessibility feature or accommodation.

    Published: 10/18/2022
  • Accommodations Toolkit: Paper Format: States’ Accessibility Policies, 2022
    Formats: Online

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

    Published: 10/18/2022
  • Accommodations Toolkit: Paper Format: Research
    Formats: Online

    This fact sheet on paper format 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 paper format as an accessibility feature or accommodation.

    Published: 10/18/2022
  • October 2022 issue
    Formats: Online

    This issue highlights several new NCEO activities and products. The first is a toolkit for new state special education directors that is designed to be easy to use and help new directors (and their staff) become experts on how to include students with disabilities in assessments. Next is NCEO’s presence on TikTok. There is also recently published proceedings of the forum on assistive technology interoperability with online assessment platforms and other technology and services. Additionally, there is an article about a recent scan of the national landscape of formative assessment definitions and how students with disabilities are included in them, as well as articles about NCEO presentations at the recent National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE) conference and at the upcoming Conference on Test Security (COTS).

    Published: 10/3/2022
  • Assistive Technology Interoperability with Online Assessment Platforms and Other Technology Products and Services: Making it All Work!
    Formats: PDF

    This report contains the proceedings of a forum held on June 29, 2022, in Atlanta, Georgia to discuss issues surrounding the use of personal student assistive technology and online assessment participation. A specific goal of the forum was to gather representatives from state departments of education, assessment vendors, and technology companies to discuss challenges students face when using their personal assistive technology supports to participate in online assessments and to identify possible solutions. The forum was a post-session to the Council of Chief State School Officers’ (CCSSO) National Conference on Student Assessment (NCSA) and was a collaboration of the Assessment, Standards, and Education for Students with Disabilities (ASES) Collaborative and the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO).

    Published: September 2022
  • What New Special Education Directors Need to know about academic assessments toolkit
    Formats: PDF

    This presentation provides information about a toolkit that will help special education directors fulfill their role in ensuring the participation of students with disabilities in assessments. The toolkit is meant to assist directors in locating information and resources on the website of the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO).

    Published: 9/27/2022