Cox, M. E., Herner, J. G., Demczyk, M. J., & Nieberding, J. J. (2006). Provision of testing accommodations for students with disabilities on statewide assessments . Remedial and Special Education , 27 (6), 346–354. https://doi.org/10.1177/07419325060270060401

Journal Article

Cox, M. E., Herner, J. G., Demczyk, M. J., & Nieberding, J. J. (2006). Provision of testing accommodations for students with disabilities on statewide assessments. Remedial and Special Education, 27(6), 346–354. https://doi.org/10.1177/07419325060270060401

Tags

Elementary; High school; Math; Middle school; Multiple accommodations; Multiple ages; Multiple content; Reading; U.S. context

URL

http://rse.sagepub.com/content/27/6/346

Summary

Accommodation

This article discusses accommodation-related research findings of a 3-year federally funded research study. The data analysis includes an examination of accommodation policies and discipline rates in all 50 states, participation rates in states for which data were available, and the relationships among these data as indicated by statistical correlations.

Participants

The data analysis regarding accommodations and participation represents 18 states in the U.S. at the elementary level in reading and math, 17 states in middle school reading and math, 16 states in high school reading, and 15 states in high school math. All states had data for accommodations, but only a maximum of 18 states had usable data regarding participation rates for elementary students.

Dependent Variable

The data analysis includes an examination of accommodation policies and discipline rates in all 50 states, participation rates math and reading state assessments in states for which data were available, and the relationships among these data as indicated by statistical correlations. (Performance scores in relation to accommodations use were not examined in this study.)

Findings

The proctor/scribe accommodation correlated more strongly with higher participation rates than any other specific accommodation.