Presentations

2019 Presentations

Trends in Accommodations Assigned to English Learners with Disabilities for Statewide Assessments PDF, Yi-Chen Wu and Martha Thurlow, Minnesota Department of Education's Minnesota English Learner Education conference (MELEd), in St. Paul, MN (November 22, 2019)

Predictors of Participation of Transition Planning Participation and Future Goal Aspirations for Secondary ELs with Disabilities PDF, Yi-Chen Wu and Martha Thurlow, Minnesota Department of Education's Minnesota English Learner Education conference (MELEd), in St. Paul, MN (November 22, 2019)

What do Teachers Know About Accessibility Features and Accommodations for English Learners? PDF, Yi-Chen Wu, Minnesota Department of Education's Minnesota English Learner Education conference (MELEd), in St. Paul, MN (November 22, 2019)

Engaging Parents of English Learners and English Learners with Disabilities PDF, Charity Funfe Tatah Mentan, Chris Rogers, and Jaime Jarmin, Minnesota Department of Education's Minnesota English Learner Education conference (MELEd), in St. Paul, MN (November 22, 2019)

What Do You Wish Your Colleagues Knew About Making Content Accessible for ELs? PDF, Erik Larson, Darrell Peterson, and Jamie Jarmin, Minnesota Department of Education's Minnesota English Learner Education conference (MELEd), in St. Paul, MN (November 22, 2019)

Making and Implementing Accessibility and Accommodations Decisions in Assessment and Instruction for English Learners PDF, Kristi Liu, Sheryl Lazarus, & Darrell Peterson, National Conference on Student Assessment (NCSA) (June, 2019)

Strategies for Meeting Requirements for Alternate Assessments and WIOA PDF, ​​​Martha Thurlow (NCEO), Kelly Nye-Lengerman (RTC), and Tania May (WA), Office of Special Education’s Leadership Conference, Washington, DC (July, 2019)

Considerations for Monitoring Accommodations on the Alternate Assessment PDF, Sheryl Lazarus, National Conference on Student Assessment (NCSA) (June, 2019)

Challenges Teachers Experience in Making Decisions about Accessibility Options in Instruction and Assessment PDF, Linda Goldstone, Martha Thurlow, and Kristin Liu, American Education Research Association (AERA) (April 7, 2019)

Trends in Participation, Performance, and Accommodations Received by Special Education Students PDF, Yi-Chen Wu, Martha L. Thurlow, and Sheryl Lazarus, NCME Conference (April, 2019)

Using Online Modules to Learn about Accessibility Features and Accommodations PDF, Martha Thurlow, Darrell Peterson, and Erik Larson, NABE Conference (March 8, 2019)

Trends in Accommodations and Accessibility Features English Learners Received on Statewide Assessments PDF, Yi-Chen Wu and Martha Thurlow, NABE Conference (March 7, 2019)

2019 Council for Exceptional Children Conference Presentations:

Pros and Cons of Alternate Diplomas: Benefits for Student Transition Success? PDFMartha Thurlow and David Test (January 30, 2019)

Accommodations Considerations in Pre-College and Postsecondary Assessments for Deaf Individuals PDF, Linda Goldstone, Stephanie Cawthon, and Martha Thurlow (January 30, 2019)

Successfully Making Decisions about the Use of Scribing and Speech-to-Text PDF, Sheryl Lazarus and Kathy Strunk (February 1, 2019)

Meeting the Educational Needs of ELs with Significant Cognitive Disabilities PDF, Martha Thurlow (February 1, 2019)

Planning for Successfully Including and Accommodating Your Students in Assessments PDF, Yi-Chen Wu, Linda Goldstone, and Martha Thurlow (February 2, 2019)

2018 Presentations

Using Online Professional Development Modules to Learn about Accessibility Features and Accommodations PDFKristi Liu, Darrell Peterson, and Erik Larson (November 17, 2018)

    1% Cap National Convening: Supporting States in Implementing ESSA’s 1% State-level Cap on Participation of Students in the AA-AAAS (October 18-19, 2018), Boston, MA

    Videos:

    PowerPoints:

    Welcome Opening Remarks PDF, Martha Thurlow (NCEO) and Johnny Collette (OSERS)

    Critical Implementation Elements of a 1% Cap PDF, Martha Thurlow (NCEO)

    Addressing Critical Elements Through Kentucky’s 1% Implementation Plan PDF, Tania Sharp (Kentucky Department of Education)

    Overview of Table Discussions: Developing Your Action Plan PDF, Sheryl Lazarus (NCEO)

    IEP Teams: Student Identification and Standards-based IEPs PDF, Martha Thurlow (NCEO)

    The Decision for Alternate Assessment PDF, Randy LaRusso (ACCESS, Florida)

    Considerations for Standards-Based IEPs for Students Participating in Alternate Assessment PDF, Jim Shriner (University of Illinois)

    Michigan’s 1% Cap Data and Strategies to Date PDF, John Jaquith (Michigan Department of Education) and Rebecca McIntyre (Kent Intermediate School District)

    Guidance for Examining District Alternate Assessment Participation Rates PDF, Carla Evans and Chris Domaleski (Center for Assessment)

    Supporting Districts in Improving Alternate Assessment Participation PDF, Andrew Hinkle and Virginia Ressa (Ohio Department of Education)

    Ensuring Equity & Access for All PDF, Monica Verra-Tirado & Angela Nathaniel (Florida Department of Education)

    Aligning Priorities for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities in Louisiana PDF, Jamie Wong (Louisiana Department of Education)

    Aligning 1% Work with Existing Initiatives PDF, Kristan Sievers-Coffer (Indiana Department of Education)

    OESE Plenary Session Materials on Aligning Alternate Achievement Standards to WIOA Requirements (from Plenary Session 3 of the State Assessment Peer Review Seminar, August 2, 2018)

    Plenary Session 3: Alternate Achievement Standards for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities - "on track to pursue postsecondary education or competitive integrated employment"

    Kristi Liu and Yi-Chen Wu presentation, University of Minnesota  (November 2, 2018) Assessment accommodations for English learners with disabilities: What do we know and what do we need to know? PDF

    Sheryl Lazarus, National Conference on Student Assessment (NCSA) (June, 2018), San Diego, CA Unique Considerations for Monitoring Accommodations for ELs PDF

    Martha Thurlow and Erik Larson presentation, International Test Commission Conference (ITC), Montreal (June 2018) Educator Perspectives on Using Assessment Accessibility Features and Accommodations PDF

    Yi-Chen Wu and Martha Thurlow presentation, International Test Commission Conference (ITC), Montreal (June 2018) Who is Benefiting from Increased Access to Large Scale Assessments? PDF

    Yi-Chen Wu presentation, National Conference on Student Assessment (NCSA) (June 28, 2018) State Level Data on Accommodations Received by Students with Disabilities PDF

    Yi-Chen Wu presentation, National Conference on Student Assessment (NCSA) (June 29, 2018) State Level Data on 1% AA-AAS Participation PDF

    Martha Thurlow presentation, National Conference on Student Assessment (NCSA) (June 29, 2018) Addressing the 1% Cap and Waiver Requests through Data Analyses PDF

    Jen Paul presentation, National Conference on Student Assessment (NCSA) (June 28, 2018) MI Student Level Data on Accessibility Features and Accommodations PDF

    John Jaquith presentation, National Conference on Student Assessment (NCSA) (June 29, 2018) Using Student-Level Data to Examine AA-AAS Participants—Michigan’s Analyses PDF

    NCEO Webinar Recording (May 22, 2018) Using Local Assessment Data to Measure Progress Toward the State-Identified Measurable Result (SIMR)

    NCEO Webinar PowerPoint (May 22, 2018) Using Local Assessment Data to Measure Progress Toward the State-Identified Measurable Result (SIMR) PDF

    Erik Larson presentation, AERA, New York City (April 15, 2018) How Much Do Educators Know about Accessibility Features and Accommodations? PDF

    Webinar, Cesar D’Agord, Maureen Hawes, Susan Hayes, and Sheryl Lazarus (March 13, 2018) Using Local Assessment Data to Measure Progress Toward the State-Identified Measurable Result (SIMR) PDF

    Sheryl Lazarus and Kathy Strunk presentation, CEC Convention, Tampa, FL (February 8, 2018) Successfully Making Decisions About Text to Speech PDF

    Martha Thurlow presentation, Ohio Dean’s Compact, Columbus, OH Redefining Inclusive Practice: Implications for SEAs, LEAs, and IHEs PDF

    2017 Presentations

    Kathy Strunk presentation, Teacher Education Division (TED) of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) (November 9, 2017) Using Formative and Interim Assessments to Improve Student Learning PDF

    NCEO Pre-session PowerPoint, National Conference on Student Assessment (NCSA) (June 27, 2017) Text Readers for Everyone on All Tests -- Getting a Handle on What This Means PDF

    Sheryl Lazarus Webinar Recording (NCEO and NTACT) State-Defined Alternate Diplomas

    Sheryl Lazarus Webinar PowerPoint (NCEO and NTACT webinar) State-Defined Alternate Diplomas PDF

    NCEO Webinar Recording Strategies for Meeting the 1% Cap on Participation in the State Alternate Assessment (April 27, 2017)

    NCEO Webinar PowerPoint Strategies for Meeting the 1% Cap on Participation in the State Alternate Assessment PDF (April 27, 2017)

    Martha Thurlow and Erik Larson, National Association of Bilingual Education (NABE) Conference DIAMOND Project: Making Optimal Accessibility Decisions for English Learners PDF (February 25, 2017

    2016 Presentations

    Martha Thurlow, Sheryl Lazarus (NCEO), and David Test (NTACT) presentation, Combined Federal Programs Meeting Should Your State Have an Alternate Diploma? Considerations and Recommended Steps PDF (December, 2016)

    Christopher Rogers presentation, Minnesota English Learner Education Conference (MELEd) Data Informed Accessibility: A Review of the Literature PDF (October 14, 2016)

    Erik Larson presentation, Minnesota English Learner Education Conference (MELEd) The DIAMOND Project: Using Accessibility Supports to Improve Educational Outcomes for English Learners  PDF(October 14, 2016)

    Christopher Rogers presentation, Independence Science, Learning A New Direction (ISLAND) Conference on Disability Including Students with Disabilities in State Science Assessments PDF (September 16, 2016)

    Sheryl Lazarus and Martha Thurlow presentation, International Testing Conference: Including Individuals with Disabilities in Test Security Policies PDF (July 4, 2016)

    Martha Thurlow and Sheryl Lazarus presentation, International Testing Conference: Using Accessibility Features and Accommodations to Provide Access PDF (July 2, 2016)

    Vitaliy Shyyan, Erik Larson, Jessica Corpe, Cheryl Alcaya, Melissa Gholson, Joseph Amenta, and Martha Thurlow (discussant) presentation, National Conference on Student Assessment (NCSA): Closing the Accessibility Gap: Making Data Informed Decisions for All Students PDF (June 17, 2016)

    Martha Thurlow presentation, Council on Exceptional Children (CEC): Assessment Today: How We Got Here and Where We are Going PDF  (April 13, 2016)

    National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) and the National Center on Systemic Improvement (NCSI) Webinar: Lessons Learned about Instruction and Assessment from the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in College and Career Ready Assessments PDF  (March 24, 2016)