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  • IEP Monitoring by States of Alternate Assessment Participation Decisions
    Formats: PDF

    This presentation shares results from a national survey of leaders in the special education and assessment offices of SEAs, and reviews three states’ approaches and procedures for monitoring AA-AAAS participation decision making. Implementation successes and challenges are highlighted, and recommendations for best practices are shared. The presentation was given at the 2022 National Association of State Directors of Special Education annual conference.

    Published: 9/27/2022
  • NCEO APR Snapshot Briefs: 2018-2019 APR Snapshot #25: State Assessment Participation and Performance of Students Receiving Special Education Services
    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 2018-19 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. 

    Published: October 2022
  • NCEO APR Snapshot Briefs: 2018-2019 APR Snapshot #26: Students in Special Education Assigned Assessment Accommodations
    Formats: Online

    This 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 2018-2019 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: October 2022
  • NCEO Reports: A Summary of the Research on the Effects of K–12 Test Accommodations: 2020 (#436)
    Formats: PDF, Online

    This report provides an update on the state of the research on testing accommodations. Previous reports by the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) have covered research published since 1999. In this report, we summarize the research published in 2020. During 2020, 11 research studies addressed testing accommodations in the U.S. K–12 education system. The research also highlights important emerging issues including the role of technology in facilitating accessibility for students with disabilities through built-in accommodations and in considering needed practices for applying technologies.

    Published: September 2022
  • TIES Center Reports: A Literature Review of School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports for Students with Extensive Support Needs (#106)
    Formats: PDF, Online

    This report presents the findings of a literature review to summarize the current literature of School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), a multi-tiered framework that offers a continuum of supports to address the behavioral needs of all students within a school. Research indicates that PBIS effectively promotes positive student outcomes and improves school climate and culture. However, little is known about the involvement of students with extensive support needs (ESN) and effectiveness of PBIS for these students. Students with ESN include students with significant cognitive disabilities. This report also presents implications for practice and future research initiatives.

    Published: August 2022
  • TIES Center Reports: Separate School Placement Trends by Category and Age for Students with Extensive Support Needs (#105)
    Formats: PDF, Online

    The purpose of this report is to examine the trends across the country over the past decade related to the placement of students with extensive support needs (ESN) in separate schools. For this report, state-level data from federally reported sources for students with ESN were analyzed, specifically, students identified with the disabilities of autism, intellectual disability, multiple disabilities, and deaf-blindness, to determine changes over time in the number of students served in separate settings as well as any variances that may have occurred by age and location (state). The current study confirmed that there has not been a significant change in the overall placement for students with ESN since 2012 even though academic expectations have become more rigorous over time.

    Published: 8/1/2022
  • TIES Center Briefs: Providing Access to School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (TIES Center Brief #10)
    Formats: PDF, Online

    Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an evidence-based approach used to promote inclusive environments and prevent and decrease challenging behavior for all students. However, many students with significant cognitive disabilities, especially those served in self-contained special education settings, do not always receive access to all three tiers of PBIS. This Brief presents ways to design PBIS systems that are accessible to all students. It describes the importance of including all students in PBIS structures and gives practical strategies to help schools achieve this goal. It ends with the story of a student who benefited from full access to his school’s PBIS system.

    Published: 7/7/2022
  • TIES Center Briefs: Communication Supports for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities: What Parents Need to Know (TIES Center Brief #9)
    Formats: PDF, Online

    This Brief describes how families and other members of Individualized Education Program (IEP) teams can help students get the supports they need to build their communicative competence in inclusive classrooms. All students communicate, but some students may need options other than oral speech, or in addition to oral speech. Being able to communicate is an important skill for students with significant cognitive disabilities. Communication does not need to be oral. But it should be sufficient for conveying messages to others.    

    Published: June 2022
  • Accommodations Toolkit: Small Group and Individual Administration: States’ Accessibility Policies, 2022
    Formats: Online

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

    Published: 6/8/2022
  • Accommodations Toolkit: Small Group and Individual Administration: Research
    Formats: Online

    This fact sheet on small group and individual administration 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 small group and individual administration as an accessibility feature or accommodation.

    Published: 6/8/2022
  • Accommodations Toolkit: Signed Administration: States’ Accessibility Policies, 2022
    Formats: Online

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

    Published: 6/8/2022
  • Accommodations Toolkit: Signed Administration: Research
    Formats: Online

    This fact sheet on signed administration 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 signed administration as an accessibility feature or accommodation.

    Published: 6/8/2022
  • Accommodations Toolkit: Math Charts/Tables: States’ Accessibility Policies, 2022
    Formats: Online

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

    Published: 6/8/2022
  • Accommodations Toolkit: Math Charts/Tables: Research
    Formats: Online

    This fact sheet on math charts/tables 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 math charts/tables as an accessibility feature or accommodation.

    Published: 6/8/2022
  • Accommodations Toolkit: Magnification: States’ Accessibility Policies, 2022
    Formats: Online

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

    Published: 6/8/2022
  • Accommodations Toolkit: Magnification: Research
    Formats: Online

    This fact sheet on magnification 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 magnification as an accessibility feature or accommodation.

    Published: 6/8/2022
  • Accommodations Toolkit: Large Print: States’ Accessibility Policies, 2022
    Formats: Online

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

    Published: 6/8/2022
  • Accommodations Toolkit: Large Print: Research
    Formats: Online

    This fact sheet on large print 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 large print as an accessibility feature or accommodation. 

    Published: 6/08/2022
  • What New Special Education Directors Need to Know about Academic Assessments
    Formats: Online

    The purpose of this toolkit is to provide easy access to information 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) . The information and resources highlighted in this resource can help support special education directors in ensuring that all students with disabilities are included in state, district, and school assessments and accountability systems in a manner that is appropriate for each student based on their specific instructional and assessment needs.

    Published: June 2022
  • NCEO Reports: The Formative Assessment Practices Landscape for Students with Disabilities: An Analysis of State Definitions and Practices, 2021 (#435)
    Formats: PDF

    This report outlines the approaches that state education agencies (SEAs) have taken in defining and using formative assessment practices, including practices to explicitly support students with disabilities. At the state level, there have been efforts to develop or adopt formal definitions of formative assessment practices that guide how these practices are used in instruction. Given the different approaches and definitions that might exist for formative assessment practices, this report aims to describe how states are communicating and supporting these practices with their districts and schools.

    Published: May 2022