Resources

Search Filters

Topics
Language

Search Results

822 results.
  • NCEO Maryland/Kentucky State Assessment Project: Characteristics of Students Who Participate in Kentucky's Testing System Under Various Conditions (#4)
    Formats: Online

    A report from the past Maryland-Kentucky-NCEO Assessment Project, a federally funded effort supported, in part, by a grant to the Maryland State Department of Education.

    Published: August 1999
  • Forum on Alternate Assessment and "Gray Area" Assessment
    Formats: Online

    This year 1999 report presents the proceedings of a pre-conference session at the National Conference on Large-Scale Assessment that took place June 1999, where consensus emerged that it is not the students byt the assessments for which gray areas currently exist.

    Published: July 1999
  • NCEO Classroom-Based Assessment Project: Using Accelerated Math to Enhance Instruction in a Mandated Summer School Program
    Formats: PDF

    A report from NCEO's Classroom-Based Assessment Project.

    Published: July 1999
  • Accommodations and the Performance of All Students on Rhode Island's Performance Assessment (Rhode Island Report 1)
    Formats: Online

    A report from the past Rhode Island Assessment Project, a federally funded effort.

    Published: June 1999
  • NCEO Minnesota Assessment Project Reports: Participation and Performance of Students Receiving Special Education Services on Minnesota's Basic Standards Tests: Reading and Math, 1996 through 1998 (#18)
    Formats: Online

    This year 1999 report summarizes the participation and performance of students with disabilities taking Minnesota's Basic Standards Tests from 1996 to 1998.

    Published: April 1999
  • NCEO Policy Directions: Out-of-Level Testing: Pros and Cons (#9)
    Formats: Online

    This year 1999 report describes out-of-level testing, its history, and presents arguments for and against its use. The report concludes with key considerations and questions to address before implementing out-of-level testing policies or administering an out-of-level test to a student.

    Published: April 1999
  • NCEO Synthesis Reports: Status of the States in the Development of Alternate Assessments (#31)
    Formats: Online

    This 1999 report describes the results of an online survey to assess the status of states in the development of alternate assessments to be in place by July 1, 2000. In the survey, states were also asked about a variety of developmental features of their alternate assessments.

    Published: April 1999
  • NCEO Technical Reports: State Graduation Requirements for Students With and Without Disabilities (#24)
    Formats: Online, PDF

    This year 1999 report documents state graduation requirements based on a survey study of assessment directors of 50 states and the District of Columbia. The National Center on Educational Outcomes and the National Transition Network collaborated in this study. The report describes what is required for students with and without disabilities to earn exit documents in each state, including standard diplomas, certificates of completion, IEP diplomas and honor diplomas, and provides details about exam and coursework modifications that states allow for students with disabilities. The report offers recommendations for policymakers as they consider setting policy for graduation requirements.

    Published: April 1999
  • Issues and Consequences for State-Level Minimum Competency Testing Programs (Wyoming Report 1)
    Formats: Online

    A report from the past Wyoming Assessment Project, a federally funded effort.

    Published: January 1999
  • NCEO Minnesota Assessment Project Reports: Participation and Performance of Students from non-English Language Backgrounds: Minnesota's 1996 Basic Standards Tests in Reading and Math (#17)
    Formats: Online

    This year 1999 report summarizes the participation and performance of students from non-English language backgrounds taking the Minnesota Basic Standards Tests in Reading and Math for 1996.

    Published: January 1999
  • NCEO Technical Reports: Educational Results for Students with Disabilities: What Do the Data Tell Us? (#23)
    Formats: PDF

    This year 1998 report presents an analysis of state performance reports, focusing on how students with disabilities are doing nationally on assessments of academic content and nonacademic measures. The analysis includes 115 reports from state accountability offices and state special education offices, with state data organized by a framework designed by the National Center on Educational Outcomes. Findings include a description of the extent of states reporting these data as well as a summary of the data found.

    Published: December 1998
  • NCEO Technical Reports: Desired Characteristics for State and School District Educational Accontability Reports (#22)
    Formats: PDF

    This year 1998 report presents findings of a study conducted to identify stakeholders' views of desirable characteristics of reports on student performance for all students, including students with disabilities. It investigates the extent to which these characteristics were evident in a diverse sample of seven states' accountability reports, and provides guidelines for desirable characteristics in reporting that state department personnel can use to improve accountability reports. The report presents descriptive findings and recommendations to states.

    Published: November 1998
  • NCEO Framework for Educational Accountability: Post-School Outcomes
    Formats: PDF

    This 1998 document extends the NCEO Framework for Educational Accountability, focusing on outcomes and indicators for the post-school individual, and examines the relationship between these outcomes and indicators and the SCANS Skills & Competencies. How to adopt or adapt the framework for system-wide or individual accountability is explained.

    Published: October 1998
  • NCEO Minnesota Assessment Project Reports: Participation and Performance of Students with Disabilities: Minnesota's 1996 Basic Standards Tests in Reading and Math (#16)
    Formats: Online

    This year 1998 report summarizes data on the participation and performance of students with disabilities in Minnesota's Basic Standards Test in Reading and Math for 1996.

    Published: October 1998
  • NCEO Technical Reports: An Analysis of Perceived Desirability, Feasibility, and Actual Use of Specific Criteria for Large-Scale Assessment and Accountability Systems (#21)
    Formats: PDF

    This year 1998 report describes results of a national survey of 222 administrators, teacher and other IEP team members who rated the desirability, feasibility and use of criteria for large-scale assessment and accountability systems for students with disabilities. The criteria addressed participation in assessments, accommodations on the assessments, and the reporting of results for students with disabilities. The report includes a discussion of findings with policy implications for educators and parents.

    Published: July 1998
  • NCEO Framework for Educational Accountability
    Formats: Online

    This 1998 paper describes a revised framework for educational accountability, which started with outcomes and indicators. The revised framework can be adapted for system-wide or individual accountability, and how it can work in concert with the National Association of State Directors of Special Education's "balanced system of accountability."

    Published: May 1998
  • NCEO Technical Reports: State Accountability Reports: What are States Saying about Students with Disabilities? (#20)
    Formats: PDF

    This year 1998 report presents the results of a review of state accountability documents from 48 states and Washington DC, specifically analyzing how students with disabilities are represented. Findings describe the variability in reporting practices and the extent of information found on students with disabilities. Recommendations are also given such as including target audience information needs, avoiding overlap and inconsistency in reporting, carefully choosing educational indicators, and more.

    Published: May 1998
  • Accountability for the Results of Educating Students with Disabilities
    Formats: Online

    This report from 1998 describes the findings of a conference NCEO convened to define issues and develop recommendations related to state and district-wide assessments and accountability needed to attain the benefits of the 1997 IDEA amendments and achieve better results for children with disabilities.

    Published: April 1998
  • Accountability for the Results of Educating Students with Disabilities: Assessment Conference Report on the New Assessment Provisions of the 1997 Amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
    Formats: Online

    A year 1998 conference report on the assessment provisions of the 1997 Amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), and its component Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) requested that NCEO convene a working conference in Washington DC to define issues and develop recommendations related to State and district-wide assessments and accountability. This report describes the findings of this conference.

    Published: April 1998
  • NCEO Maryland/Kentucky State Assessment Project: Performance Trends and Use of Accommodations on a Statewide Assessment: Students with Disabilities in the KIRIS On-Demand Assessments from 1992-93 through 1995-96 (#3)
    Formats: Online

    A report from the past Maryland-Kentucky-NCEO Assessment Project, a federally funded effort supported, in part, by a grant to the Maryland State Department of Education.

    Published: April 1998