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  • 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
  • NCEO Reports: The Role of Assessment Data in State Systemic Improvement Plans (SSIPs): An Analysis of FFY 2018 SSIPs (#425)
    Formats: PDF, Online

    This report presents the findings of an analysis of states’ FFY 2018 State Systemic Improvement Plans (SSIPs), submitted to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)  in April 2020. It specifically addresses how assessments were included in states’ State-Identified Measurable Results (SIMRs). For states with assessment-related SIMRs, SSIP evaluation plans were also analyzed to see how assessments were being used for evaluation and reporting. The SSIPs for both regular states (e.g., Alabama, Wyoming, etc.) and unique states (e.g., Guam, Federated States of Micronesia, etc.) were analyzed. As part of OSEP’s new federal accountability framework, Results Driven Accountability (RDA), states are required to develop an SSIP, which is a comprehensive, multi-year plan designed to improve outcomes for children with disabilities, and within this plan, to commit to improving a SIMR focused on student outcomes. Many, but not all states, specified SIMRs that use assessment data as the outcome measure.

    Published: February 2021
  • Accessibility and Accommodations for ELs with Disabilities
    Formats: Online

    This page has links to state content test and English language proficiency assessment accessibility and accommodation policies that address English learners (ELs) with disabilities. 

    Published: 2021-02-01
  • Alternate Assessments
    Formats: Online

    This page provides information on alternate assessments based on alternate academic achievement standards for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities.

    Published: 2021-02-01
  • Alternate Assessments for Students with Disabilities
    Formats: Online

    This page has links to state policies on state alternate assessments based on alternate academic achievement standards for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities.

    Published: 2021-02-01
  • Assessment Participation of Students with Disabilities
    Formats: Online

    This page has links to states with assessment participation policies that include information on students with disabilities.

    Published: 2021-02-01
  • Assessment SSIPs/SIMRs
    Formats: Online
    Published: 2021-02-01
  • Assessment SSIPs/SIMRs State Policies Webpage
    Formats: Online

    This page includes links to state policies for Assessment ​State Systemic Improvement Plans (SSIPs)/State Identified Measurable Result (SIMRs).

    Published: 2021
  • Bibliographies
    Formats: Online

    This page highlights two searchable bibliographic resources available on NCEO’s website. One focuses on alternate assessments based on alternate academic achievement standards for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities and the other focuses on accommodations.

    Published: 2021-02-01