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  • NCEO Synthesis Reports: Enhancing Communication: Desirable Characteristics for State and School District Educational Accountability Reports (#30)
    Formats: Online

    A report summarizing a 1997 meeting of members of a study group within the State Collaborative on Assessment and Student Standards, Assessing Special Education Students, which is made up of assessment and special education representatives, to develop a list of necessary, desirable, and succinct characteristics of good state and district educational accountability reports. A checklist of desirable characteristics for state and school district accountability reports is included.

    Published: January 1998
  • NCEO Technical Reports: An Analysis of Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in State Standards Documents (#19)
    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: January 1998
  • NCEO State Surveys: 1997 State Special Education Outcomes: A Report on State Activities During Educational Reform
    Formats: PDF

    This report presents the results of the sixth survey of state activities in the assessment of educational outcomes for students with disabilities conducted by NCEO since 1991. NCEO sent the survey to directors of special education of all the 50 regular states and the 10 unique states that provide special education under the provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Results are presented in seven sections: (1) Students with disabilities and standards-based reform, (2) Measuring the participation of students with disabilities in statewide testing, (3) state activities in developing alternate assessments, (4) Using assessment results for students with disabilities, (5) Individualized Educational Programs and assessments, (6) Measuring non-academic outcomes for students with disabilities, and (7) Current issues and technical assistance needs.

    Published: November 1997
  • Linking Inclusion to Conclusions: An Empirical Study of Participation of Students with Disabilities in Statewide Testing Programs (Oregon Report 1)
    Formats: Online

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

    Published: October 1997
  • NCEO Minnesota Assessment Project Reports: Educators' Responses to LEP Students' Participation in the 1997 Basic Standards Testing (#15)
    Formats: Online

    This year 1997 report presents survey results about the participation of English learners in Minnesota's Basic Standards Test in 1997-1998. The survey questions focused on participation and accommodation decision-making, and included responses from educators and administrators.

    Published: October 1997
  • NCEO Synthesis Reports: State Assessment Policies on Participation and Accommodations for Students with Disabilities: 1997 Update (#29)
    Formats: PDF

    This 1997 report summarizes states' policies on the participation of students with disabilities in large-scale assessment, and the accommodations available for those students. The data reflects policies from 1995 to 1997.

    Published: September 1997
  • NCEO Minnesota Assessment Project Reports: Special Education Teacher Responses to the 1997 Basic Standards Testing (#14)
    Formats: Online

    This year 1997 report presents information on how special education teachers made participation and accommodation decisions for students with disabilities in the 1997 administration of the Minnesota Basic Standards Test.

    Published: September 1997
  • NCEO Maryland/Kentucky State Assessment Project: Reporting School Performance in the Maryland and Kentucky Accountability Systems: What Scores Mean and How They Are Used (#2)
    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: September 1997
  • NCEO Minnesota Assessment Project Reports: High School Graduation Requirements in the U.S. for Students with Limited English Proficiency (#13)
    Formats: Online

    This year 1997 report examines state-level graduation requirements to see whether these result in different avenues for exiting high school for English learners.

    Published: September 1997
  • NCEO Synthesis Reports: Putting Alternate Assessments into Practice: What to Measure and Possible Sources of Data (#28)
    Formats: Online

    This 1997 report highlights four information-gathering procedures that might be used in alternate assessments. The application of these procedures to collect data in broader outcome areas is also highlighted in the report.

    Published: September 1997
  • NCEO Technical Reports: An Analysis of State Approaches to Including Students with Disabilities in Assessments Implemented During Educational Reform (#18)
    Formats: PDF

    This year 1997 report evaluates states' policies on the inclusion, accommodations and reporting of students with disabilities in statewide assessments. It describes the input and consensus process used by the National Center on Educational Outcomes to develop evaluation elements designed to maximize participation of students with disabilities, and presents the results of applying these elements to states' written guidelines on participation, accommodations, and reporting. The findings of this analysis suggest a number of implementation and training issues, especially for IEP teams.

    Published: September 1997
  • NCEO Minnesota Assessment Project Reports: A Review of the Literature on Students with Limited English Proficiency and Assessment (#11)
    Formats: Online

    This year 1997 report summarizes a literature review conducted to examine best practices in assessing English learners. This review does not address second language acquisition in detail, nor competency development in content areas.

    Published: August 1997
  • NCEO Policy Directions: Reporting Educational Results for Students with Disabilities (#8)
    Formats: Online

    This year 1997 report explains the importance of public reporting of results for students with disabilities and describes principles for good reporting practices. It concludes with several further recommendations.

    Published: July 1997
  • NCEO Policy Directions: Providing Assessment Accommodations for Students with Disabilities in State and District Assessments (#7)
    Formats: Online

    This year 1997 report identifies issues to address in facilitating the provision of appropriate accommodations in state and district assessments. Issues focus on defining assessment accommodations, what types are available, who has input on their use, when they are used, how they affect results, and principles to guide decisions. The report ends with brief recommendations.

    Published: June 1997
  • NCEO Minnesota Assessment Project Reports: Cambodian, Hmong, Lao, Spanish-Speaking, and Vietnamese Parents and Students Speak Out on Minnesota's Basic Standards Tests (#12)
    Formats: Online

    This year 1997 report summarizes focus groups conducted on English learner participation in Minnesota's Basic Standards Tests involving English learners and their parents from the following language groups: Cambodian, Hmong, Lao, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

    Published: May 1997
  • NCEO Policy Directions: Increasing the Participation of Students with Disabilities in State and District Assessments (#6)
    Formats: Online

    This year 1997 report identifies considerations for increasing the participation of students with disabilities in state and district assessments. These include clarifying who should participate in these assessments, what principles should guide decisions about who participates, and how these considerations apply to graduation exams. The report ends with recommendations with steps to follow for aligning the principles to accountability systems.

    Published: May 1997
  • NCEO Synthesis Reports: Issues and Considerations in Alternate Assessments (#27)
    Formats: Online

    This 1997 report describes and discusses issues around the design of alternate assessments for students with disabilities.

    Published: January 1997
  • NCEO Synthesis Reports: High Stakes Testing for Students: Unanswered Questions and Implications for Students with Disabilities (#26)
    Formats: Online

    This 1997 literature review looks at existing research on the effects of high stakes tests on students, with particular attention to students with disabilities. The review focuses on potential effects on the curriculum, students, student learning, attitudes, school climate, and costs, and offers recommendations for future research and for those people who develop, implement, and evaluate large-scale testing programs.

    Published: January 1997
  • NCEO Maryland/Kentucky State Assessment Project: A Comparison of State Assessment Systems in Maryland and Kentucky with a focus on the participation of students with disabilities (#1)
    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: November 1996
  • NCEO Policy Directions: Alternate Assessments for Students with Disabilities (#5)
    Formats: Online

    This year 1996 report describes options for developing an alternate assessment for students unable to participate in the general district and state assessments that are used for accountability purposes. The focus is on large-scale accountability systems, rather than individual accountability measures, that create information on how the school, district, or state is doing in terms of student performance.

    Published: October 1996