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2013 State Policies for Selected Response Accommodations on Statewide Assessments (Synthesis Report 93) September, 2014
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Including students who are blind or visually impaired in English language proficiency assessments: A review of state policies (IVARED) August, 2014
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A Summary of the Research on the Effects of Test Accommodations, 2011-2012 (Synthesis Report 94) September, 2014
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Including students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing in English language proficiency assessments: A review of state policies (IVARED) July, 2014
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Exploring Alternate ELP Assessments for ELLs with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (NCEO Brief #10) July, 2014 - NEW!
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2011-12 Publicly Reported Assessment Results for Students with Disabilities and ELLs with Disabilities (Technical Report 69) July, 2014 - NEW!
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Test Security and Students with Disabilities: An Analysis of States' 2013-14 Test Security Policies (Synthesis Report 95) June, 2014 - NEW!
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State Assessment Decision-making Processes for ELLs with Disabilities (NCEO Brief #9) June, 2014
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Participation of ELLs with Disabilities in ELP Assessments (NCEO Brief #8)
May, 2014
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Successfully Transitioning from the AA-MAS to the General Assessment (Policy Directions 22) February, 2014
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Considerations for Consortia as States Transition Away from AA-MAS (NCEO Brief #7) February, 2014
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2012 State Policies for Accommodations Used to Deliver Assessments Orally (Synthesis Report 91) August, 2013; revised January 2014
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Voices from the field: Making state assessment decisions for English language learners with disabilities (IVARED) December, 2013
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Results of a Cognitive Interview Study of Immediate Feedback and Revision Opportunities for Students with Disabilities in Large Scale Assessments (Synthesis Report 92)
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2010-11 Publicly Reported Assessment Results for Students with Disabilities and ELLs with Disabilities (Technical Report 68) September, 2013
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Accommodations for students with disabilities on state English language proficiency assessments: A review of 2011 state policies (IVARED) August, 2013
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Forum on Addressing Performance Gaps of Low-performing Students: Implications for Assessment and Instruction September, 2013
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Multi-Attribute Consensus Building Tool September, 2013
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2012 Survey of States: Successes and Challenges During a Time of Change September, 2013
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Accommodation Policies for States' Alternate Assessments based on Alternate Achievement Standards (AA-AAS) (Synthesis Report 90) July, 2013
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States' Flexibility Plans for Phasing Out the Alternate Assessment Based on Modified Academic Achievement Standards (AA-MAS) by 2014-15 (Synthesis Report 89) March, 2013
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Lessons Learned in Federally Funded Projects that Can Improve the Instruction and Assessment of Low Performing Students with Disabilities January, 2013 PDF document

Alternate Assessments Based on Alternate Achievement Standards (AA-AAS) Participation Policies (Synthesis Report 88) December, 2012
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A Summary of the Research on the Effects of Test Accommodations: 2009-2010 (Technical Report 65) November, 2012
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Test Administrators' Perspectives on the Use of the Read Aloud Accommodation in Math on State Tests for Accountability (Technical Report 66) October, 2012
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Using Cognitive Labs to Evaluate Student Experiences with the Read Aloud Accommodation in Math (Technical Report 67) September, 2012
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The Focused Approach Planning Guide: Tools to Improve Student Access September, 2012
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Including Students with Disabilities in Common Non-Summative Assessments (NCEO Brief #6) July, 2012
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Rules for Audio Representation of Science Items on a Statewide Assessment: Results of a Comparative Study (Technical Report 64) June, 2012
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Diploma Options, Graduation Requirements, and Exit Exams for Youth with Disabilities: 2011 National Study (Technical Report 62) April, 2012
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An Evaluation of the Extent to Which Teachers Used the IEP Quality Tutorial-South Dakota After Training (Technical Report 63) April, 2012
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Characteristics of Low Performing Special Education and Non-Special Education Students on Large-Scale Assessments (Technical Report 60) March, 2012
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A Guide to Educational Acronyms: What's in the Alphabet Soup? February, 2012
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Learning Progressions in K-8 Classrooms: How Progress Maps Can Influence Classroom Practice and Perceptions and Help Teachers Make More Informed Instructional Decisions in Support of Struggling Learners (Synthesis Report 87) January, 2012
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Moving Your Numbers: Five Districts Share How They Used Assessment and Accountability to Increase Performance for Students With Disabilities as Part of District-wide Improvement January, 2012
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Tennessee Special Education Teacher Survey: Training, Large-scale Testing, and TCAP-MAAS Administration (Technical Report 61) January, 2012
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2008-2009 APR Snapshot #2: Assessment Accommodations Use by Special Education Students January, 2012
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2008-2009 APR Snapshot #1: State Assessment Participation and Performance of Special Education Students January, 2012
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Performance of Special Education Students: Implications for Common State Assessments (NCEO Brief #5) January, 2012
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Educating Struggling Learners: Reflections on Lessons Learned about Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (Synthesis Report 86) December, 2011
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Characteristics of States' Alternate Assessments Based on Modified Academic Achievement Standards in 2010-2011 (Synthesis Report 85) September, 2011
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Professional Development to Improve Accommodations Decisions-A Review of the Literature (Synthesis Report 84) August, 2011
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2009 State Policies on Assessment Participation and Accommodations for Students with Disabilities (Synthesis Report 83) September, 2011
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2008-09 Publicly Reported Assessment Results for Students with Disabilities and ELLs with Disabilities (Technical Report 59) August, 2011
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Understanding Subgroups in Common State Assessments: Special Education Students and ELLs (NCEO Brief #4) July, 2011
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Participation Guidelines for New Assessments: Thinking Through Their Development
(NCEO Brief #3) June, 2011
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Developing Common Accommodations Policies: Discussion Points for Consortia
(NCEO Brief #2) May, 2011
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Don't Forget Accommodations! Five Questions To Ask When Moving to Technology-based Assessments NCEO (NCEO Brief #1) April, 2011
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States' Participation Guidelines for Alternate Assessments Based on Modified Academic Achievement Standards (AA-MAS) in 2010 (Synthesis Report 82) May, 2011
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Participation and Performance Reporting for the Alternate Assessment Based on Modified Achievement Standards (AA-MAS) (Technical Report 58) April, 2011
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Meeting the Needs of Special Education Students: Recommendations for the Race-to-the-Top Consortia and States (Arabella Advisors) March, 2011
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Public Reporting of 2007-2008 Assessment Information on Students with Disabilities: Progress on the Gap Front (Technical Report 57) March, 2011
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