The Special Topics Areas provide
in-depth information on the specified topics below, including
frequently asked questions, links to state policies, and topic-specific publications that you can download.
Accommodations Information on assessment accommodations
for students with disabilities that enable students to
participate in assessments in a way that allows abilities to
be assessed rather than disabilities.
Accountability Information on how schools, districts,
and states can be held accountable for the performance of
students with disabilities through assessment systems.
Student accountability topics are also referenced.
Alternate Assessments Information on tools used to
evaluate the performance of students who are unable to
participate in regular state assessments even with
English Language Learners Information on English
language learners (ELLs), some of whom have disabilities.
Topics include accommodations, accountability,
participation, and reporting.
Graduation Requirements Information on graduation
requirements for students with disabilities.
Participation Information on participation policies for
students with disabilities in large-scale state assessments.
Reporting Information on the public reporting of
educational results for students with disabilities.
Academic Standards Information on state academic content
and achievement standards for all students, including
students with disabilities.
Universally Designed Assessments Information on
universally designed assessments for students with
disabilities and English language learners.