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Document Number: 4011

Appropriate Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in State Accountability Systems MS Word - Passage of several recent federal laws requires that all students with disabilities participate in general assessments at the state and local level. The performance of students with disabilities can be assessed through the general assessment, with or without accommodations, or through an alternate assessment. Regardless of the assessment used, results must be reported to determine if students with disabilities are making adequate progress toward proficiency on state standards. This paper describes the policy and technical issues that states must consider when deciding how to combine general and alternate assessments. (Edward Roeber, ECS Issue Brief, Education Commission of the States, November 2002)...
Author: Ed Roeber
Publisher: ECS

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