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Policy Directions

A series of reports that address national policy issues related to standards, assessments, and students with disabilities.


Considerations When Including Students with Disabilities in Test Security Policies (Policy Directions 23)
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Successfully Transitioning from the AA-MAS to the General Assessment (Policy Directions 22) February, 2014
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Using Growth for Accountability: Considerations for Students with Disabilities (Policy Directions 21) January, 2010
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Planning Alignment Studies For Alternate Assessments Based on Alternate Achievement Standards (Policy Directions 20) November, 2007
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Aligning Alternate Assessments to Grade Level Content Standards: Issues and Considerations for Alternates Based on Alternate Achievement Standards (Policy Directions 19) November, 2007
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Using Systematic Item Selection Methods to Improve Universal Design of Assessments (Policy Directions 18) September, 2006
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Rethinking Basic Assumptions of Test Development: Assessment Frameworks for Inclusive Accountability Tests (Policy Directions 17) November, 2003
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Putting it All Together: Including Students with Disabilities in Assessment and Accountability Systems (Policy Directions 16) October, 2003
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Using Computer-based Tests with Students with Disabilities (Policy Directions 15) January, 2003
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Universally Designed Assessments: Better Tests for Everyone! (Policy Directions 14) June, 2002
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Recommendations for Addressing Standards and Assessments on State and District IEP Forms (Policy Directions 12) March, 2001
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Non-Approved Accommodations: Recommendations for Use and Reporting (Policy Directions 11) May, 2000
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Diploma Options and Graduation Policies for Students with Disabilities (Policy Directions 10) January, 2000
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Out-of-Level Testing: Pros and Cons (Policy Directions 9) April, 1999
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