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  • NCEO Newsletter: June 2021 issue
    Formats: Online

    In this issue, we highlight several new resources on using interim assessments to measure what students with disabilities know and can do. We also provide information on NCEO presentations at upcoming conferences, describe new reports, and new videos for parents of students with significant cognitive disabilities. Information is also provided about a project where NCEO is working as the accessibility lead.

    Published: 2021-05-30
  • NCEO Reports: Using Interim Assessments to Appropriately Measure What Students with Disabilities Know and Can Do: Advisory Panel Takeaways and NCEO Recommendations (#427)
    Formats: PDF

    A report on a virtual meeting NCEO held on February 16 and 17, 2021 of an Interim Assessment Advisory Panel to tap into the panel members’ collective knowledge about using interim assessments to support valid interpretations of what students with disabilities know and can do. The panel represented psychometricians, researchers knowledgeable about students with disabilities, state education agency (SEA) assessment and special education leaders, local education agency (LEA) leaders, and parents. Interim assessments refer to assessments that are administered several times during a school year to measure student progress. The meeting purpose was to develop and disseminate guidance to state departments of education on how to enable all students with disabilities, including students with the most significant cognitive disabilities and English learners with disabilities, to participate in interim assessments in ways that yield valid inferences of what they know and can do.

    Published: May 2021
  • NCEO Brief: Interim Assessment Practices for Students with Disabilities (#22)
    Formats: PDF, Online

    This Brief contains a scan of the interim assessment landscape, and is focused on the availability of documentation supporting the appropriateness of these assessments for students with disabilities. The purpose of this Brief is to advise the development of guidance that facilitates improved practices related to the use of interim assessments for students with disabilities.

    Published: April 2021
  • Parental Expectations on the Post-school Outcomes for English Learners with Disabilities
    Formats: PDF

    This presentation, focusing on parents’ expectations about post-school outcomes for English learners with disabilities, was presented at the 2021 National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) annual conference.

    Published: 2021-04-28
  • The Growing Population of ELs with Disabilities in the United States
    Formats: PDF

    This presentation, about the growing population of English learners with disabilities in the United States, was presented at the 2021 National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) annual conference.

    Published: 2021-04-27
  • IEP/Transition Planning Participation and Future Goal Aspirations of Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
    Formats: PDF
    Published: 2021-04-09
  • Parent Video Series: Supporting the Learning of Children with Significant Cognitive Disabilities at Home: Helping Your Child with the Foundations of Math While at Home
    Formats: Online

    This video describes ways parents of students with disabilities can help their child with the foundations of math while at home. The video discusses why it is important to focus on foundations of math at home, how to do this, and what support parents can ask for from the school. The video gives tips on making modifications for different disabilities, and provides sources for more information.

    Published: March 2021
  • Parent Video Series: Supporting the Learning of Children with Significant Cognitive Disabilities at Home: Helping Your Child with Math While at Home
    Formats: Online

    This video describes ways parents of students with significant cognitive disabilities can help expand their child’s math skills at home. The video discusses why it is important to focus on math at home, how to do this, and what support parents can ask for from the school. The video gives tips on making modifications for different disabilities, and provides sources for more information.

    Published: March 2021
  • Parent Video Series: Supporting the Learning of Children with Significant Cognitive Disabilities at Home: Helping Your Child with the Foundations of Reading at Home
    Formats: Online

    This video describes ways parents of students with disabilities can help their child with the foundations of reading while at home. The video discusses why it is important to focus on foundations of reading at home, how to do this, and what support parents can ask for from the school. The video gives tips on making modifications for different disabilities, and provides sources for more information.

    Published: March 2021
  • Parent Video Series: Supporting the Learning of Children with Significant Cognitive Disabilities at Home: Helping Your Child with Reading at Home
    Formats: Online

    This video describes ways parents of students with significant cognitive disabilities can help their child expand reading skills while at home. The video discusses why it is important to focus on reading at home, how to do this, and what support parents can ask for from the school. The video gives tips on making modifications for different disabilities, and provides sources for more information.

    Published: March 2021
  • 1% Toolkit: Student Profiles for Alternate Assessment Decision Making (NCEO Tool #11)
    Formats: PDF, Online

    Most states and districts provide training that aims to help individualized education program (IEP) teams make appropriate decisions about student participation in the alternate assessment. Some states include student profile examples in trainings on their alternate assessment participation criteria. Aspects of student profiles are often highlighted to indicate whether students meet or do not meet the state’s criteria. This resource includes examples provided by states participating in NCEO’s 1% Community of Practice (CoP). The profiles may be customized to align with state participation criteria and disability categories.

    Published: March 2021
  • Parent-Educator Toolkit: Accessibility Features and Accommodations
    Formats: Online

    Parents of English learners need to be involved in decisions about accessibility features for their children. This Toolkit created by the Improving Instruction project provides several concise briefs to guide parents through this process. Print and audio versions of these briefs are available in Spanish, Mandarin, Vietnamese, and Arabic. Additional briefs for teachers and principals give advice on how to make sure parents are included and listened to.

    Published: March 2021
  • NCEO APR Snapshot Briefs: 2017-2018 APR Snapshot #23: Students in Special Education Assigned Assessment Accommodations (#23)
    Formats: Online

    This APR Snapshot Brief provides information on the number of students with disabilities assigned accommodations and the performance of these students on the general statewide assessment used for Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) accountability. Using federally submitted data from the 2017-2018 school year, we present information on accommodations for general reading and mathematics statewide assessments administered to grade 8 students (and grade 4 to show a comparison to grade 8 data). 

    Published: March 2021
  • Examining Assigned Accommodations Over Time Through Interactive Data Analytics
    Formats: PDF

    This presentation, examining assigned accommodations over time through interactive data analytics, was presented at the 2021 Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) annual conference.

    Published: 2021-03-08
  • Teachers' and Students' Experiences with Accessibility Features and Accommodations in the Classroom
    Formats: PDF

    This presentation, addressing teachers’ and students’ experiences with accessibility features and accommodations in the classroom, was presented at the 2021 Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) annual conference.

    Published: 2021-03-08
  • The Increasing Population—English Learners with Disabilities
    Formats: PDF

    This presentation, highlighting the increasing population of English learners with disabilities, was presented at the 2021 Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) annual conference

    Published: 2021-03-08
  • NCEO APR Snapshot Briefs: 2017-2018 APR Snapshot #24: AA-AAAS Participation and Performance (#24)
    Formats: Online

    An Alternate Assessment based on Alternate Academic Achievement Standards (AA-AAAS) has been developed by each state to measure the academic achievement of students with significant cognitive disabilities. This report summarizes AA-AAAS data used for Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) accountability. Using federally submitted data for the 2017-2018 school year, we present information on the number of students participating in the AA-AAAS and the performance of those students.

    Published: January 2021
  • NCEO Reports: A Summary of the Research on the Effects of K–12 Test Accommodations: 2018 (#423)
    Formats: PDF, Online

    The purpose of this report is to present a synthesis of the research on test accommodations for U.S. elementary and secondary students (K–12) published in 2018. The academic literature described here encompasses empirical studies of performance comparability, investigations into accommodations use, implementation practices, and perceptions of the effectiveness of accommodations. During 2018, 11 research studies were published on the topic of testing accommodations in the U.S. elementary and secondary education system.

    Published: February 2021
  • TIES Center Briefs: Grading My Child with Significant Cognitive Disabilities in an Inclusive Classroom (TIES Center Brief #6)
    Formats: PDF, Online

    Grades are assigned and report cards given in inclusive classrooms. It is important that thought has been given to how work from students with significant cognitive disabilities will be graded and what will be in the report card. The purpose of this parent Brief is to (a) identify the IEP team’s role in grading and report cards, (b) provide ideas for how to talk to teachers about grades and their meaning, and (c) suggest what to do if the school or district has not yet identified grading and report card considerations for students with significant cognitive disabilities in inclusive classrooms.

    Published: February 2021
  • NCEO APR Snapshot Briefs: State Assessment Participation and Performance of Students Receiving Special Education Services (#22)
    Formats: Online

    This report provides a snapshot of the participation and performance of students receiving special education services in statewide assessments used for Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) accountability. Using federally submitted data for the 2017-18 school year, we present information on participation and performance in reading and mathematics statewide assessments administered to students in grades 3-8 and high school. Grade 8 data are highlighted in this snapshot report.

    Published: February 2021