National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO)

The National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) focuses on the inclusion of students with disabilities, English learners, and English learners with disabilities in instruction and assessments. The scope of NCEO’s work includes issues related to accessibility of assessments across the comprehensive assessment system including formative assessment practices, classroom-based assessments, diagnostic assessments, interim assessments, and summative assessments.

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Latest News and Publications

State Requirements for Test Administrators, Proctors, and Accommodations Providers Who Administer Tests to Students with Disabilities, English Learners, and English Learners with Disabilities (NCEO Report #437) PDF

This report presents the findings of NCEO's analysis of states’ 2021 policies on the qualifications and requirements for test administrators, proctors, and accommodations providers for general state summative content assessments, specifically as they relate to students with disabilities, English learners, and English learners with disabilities.

Including Students with Disabilities in K-2 Academic Assessments (NCEO Brief #28) PDF

This Brief provides an overview of issues related to the inclusion of students with disabilities and English learners with disabilities in early grade (that is, K-2) assessments and offers strategies for improved practices.

NCEO Newsletter: October 2022 issue

NCEO Newsletter: October 2022 issue

The October issue of NCEO's newsletter highlights several new NCEO activities and products including a new toolkit for special education directors, NCEO on TikTok, a new report, and conference presentations.