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To What Extent Are Students with Disabilities Participating in Statewide Reading Assessments? PDF - State education leaders and policymakers increasingly are concerned about the extent to which students with disabilities are participating in statewide achievement tests. Through testing, states can gauge progress and ensure that the academic needs of students with disabilities are being met. Furthermore, two federal laws are pushing states and districts toward more inclusive systems. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act requires states to include students with disabilities in their assessments and NCLB designates students with disabilities as one of the student sub-groups whose test scores are used to determine whether individual schools have met their annual performance goals. This brief reports on the participation rates of students with disabilities in statewide reading assessments in the grades tested during the 2001-02 school year. (Abt Associates, Inc., 2005)...
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