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Document Number: 6892

Uneven Transparency: NCLB Tests Take Precedence in Public Assessment Reporting for Students with Disabilities - This report analyzes the public reporting of state assessment results for students with disabilities. Overall, a total of 48 states reported some state-level information about students with disabilities on their state assessments: 35 reported participation and performance for all their general assessments, 11 reported participation and performance data for some of these, two reported only performance information and two did not report information. When considering only tests that were part of NCLB accountability systems, more states reported all information publicly: 44 states reported participation and performance information for all these assessments, two reported participation and performance information for some of these assessments, two reported only performance information for all these assessments and two did not report information. (Jean A. Klein, Hilda Ives Wiley and Martha L. Thurlow, National Center on Educational Outcomes, March 2006) ...


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