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Document Number: 3326

Empirical Support for Accommodations Most Often Allowed in State Policy - The National Center for Educational Outcomes (NCEO) launched a searchable database of research on accommodations in September 2001, with plans to update the research included in the accommodations database every three months. This report is a compilation of information collected from the searchable database on the accommodations that are most often allowed in state policies: Braille editions, computer/machine response, dictate response to scribe, extended time, interpreter for instructions, large print edition, mark answers in test booklet, read aloud, test direction clarifications and test breaks. The summary of research reveals that there are not yet simple or conclusive answers to questions about the effects of specific accommodations. It is important to continue to document what the research tells us, and to analyze the specific contexts of the studies, their methodologies and their findings. (Martha Thurlow and Sara Bolt, NCEO Synthesis Report 41, University of Minnesota, NCEO, 2001)...

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