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Archived Special Reports

Crosswalk of Title I and IDEA Assessment and Accountability Provisions for Students with Disabilities

Alternate Assessment Forum 2000: Connecting Into a Whole

Accountability for the Results of Educating Students with Disabilities

Report on Alternate Assessment and "Gray Area" Assessment: a report on the pre-conference session at the National Conference on Large-Scale Assessment, June 11-12, 1999

Self-Study Guide for the Development of Statewide Assessments that Include Students with Disabilities

NCEO Framework for Educational Accountability

NCEO Framework for Educational Accountability: Post-School Outcomes PDF

Crafting Curricular Aims for Instructionally Supportive Assessment Prepared by W. James Popham (2003)


Archived NCEO State Reports

State Special Education Outcomes 1997 PDF

State Special Education Outcomes 1995 PDF

State Special Education Outcomes 1994 PDF

State Special Education Outcomes 1993 PDF

State Special Education Outcomes 1992 PDF

State Special Education Outcomes 1991 PDF


Archived NCEO Synthesis Reports

Models for Reporting the Results of Alternate Assessments within State Accountability Systems (Synthesis Report 39)  

Appeals Processes for Students Who Fail Graduation Exams: How Do They Apply to Students with Disabilities? (Synthesis Report 36)  

State Alternate Assessments: Status as IDEA Alternate Assessment Requirements Take Effect (Synthesis Report 35)  

State Participation and Accommodation Policies for Students with Disabilities: 1999 Update (Synthesis Report 33)
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Gray Areas of Assessment Systems (Synthesis Report 32)

Status of the States in the Development of Alternate Assessments (Synthesis Report 31)

Enhancing Communication:  Desirable Characteristics for State and School District Educational Accountability Reports (Synthesis Report 30)

State Assessment Policies on Participation and Accommodations for Students with Disabilities: 1997 Update (Synthesis Report 29)
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Putting Alternate Assessments into Practice: What to Measure and Possible Sources of Data (Synthesis Report 28)

Issues and Considerations in Alternate Assessments (Synthesis Report 27)

High Stakes Testing for Students: Unanswered Questions and Implications for Students with Disabilities (Synthesis Report 26)

Assessment Guidelines that Maximize the Participation of Students with Disabilities in Large-Scale Assessments: Characteristics and Considerations (Synthesis Report 25)

Questions and Answers: Tough Questions about Accountability Systems and Students with Disabilities (Synthesis Report 24) 

A Disability Perspective on Five Years of Education Reform (Synthesis Report 22)

Why We Can't Say Much About the Status of Students with Disabilities During Education Reform (Synthesis Report 21)

High School Graduation Requirements:  What's Happening for Students with Disabilities? (Synthesis Report 20)

A Perspective on Education and Assessment in Other Nations: Where are Students with Disabilities? (Synthesis Report 19)

A Compilation of States' Guidelines for Accommodations in Assessments for Students with Disabilities (Synthesis Report 18) PDF

A Compilation of States' Guidelines for Including Students with Disabilities in Assessments (Synthesis Report 17) PDF

Synthesis Report Update 1994: Reports on the Status of Education, Desired Outcomes, and Reform Initiatives (Synthesis Report 16) PDF

Recommendations for Making Decisions About the Participation of Students with Disabilities in Statewide Assessment Programs (Synthesis Report 15) PDF

Opportunity-to-Learn Standards (Synthesis Report 14) PDF

Making Decisions About the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in Large-Scale Assessments (Synthesis Report 13) PDF

Implementation of Alternative Methods for Making Educational Accountability Decisions for Students with Disabilities (Synthesis Report 12) PDF

National Goals, National Standards, National Tests: Concerns for All (Not Virtually All) Students with Disabilities? (Synthesis Report 11) PDF

The Effects of Standards and Assessment on Students in Special Education (Synthesis Report 10) PDF

Outcome-Based Education: Its Relevance to State and National Decision Making (Synthesis Report 9) PDF

Synthesis Report Update 1993: Recent Activities in National Goals, Standards, and Tests (Synthesis Report 8) PDF

Views on Inclusion and Testing Accommodations for Students with Disabilities (Synthesis Report 7) PDF

Implications of Outcomes-Based Education for Children with Disabilities (Synthesis Report 6) PDF

Can "All" Ever Really Mean "All" in Defining and Assessing Student Outcomes? (Synthesis Report 5) PDF

Testing Accommodations for Students with Disabilities: A Review of the Literature (Synthesis Report 4) PDF

Responses to Working Paper 1: Conceptual Model of Educational Outcomes for Children and Youth with Disabilities (Synthesis Report 3) PDF

Synthesis Report Update 1992: Policy Groups and Reports on Assessing Educational Outcomes (Synthesis Report 2) PDF

Assessing Educational Outcomes: State Activity and Literature Integration (Synthesis Report 1) PDF


Archived NCEO Technical Reports

Accountability Systems and Counting Students with Disabilities (Technical Report 29)

State Graduation Requirements for Students With and Without Disabilities (Technical Report 24) / PDF format

Educational Results for Students with Disabilities: What Do the Data Tell Us? (Technical Report 23) PDF

Desired Characteristics for State and School District Educational Accontability Reports (Technical Report 22) PDF

An Analysis of Perceived Desirability, Feasibility, and Actual Use of Specific Criteria for Large-Scale Assessment and Accountability Systems (Technical Report 21) PDF

State Accountability Reports: What are States Saying about Students with Disabilities? (Technical Report 20) PDF

An Analysis of Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in State Standards Documents (Technical Report 19) PDF

An Analysis of State Approaches to Including Students with Disabilities in Assessments Implemented During Educational Reform (Technical Report 18) PDF

Matching Information in National Data Collection Programs to a Model of Post-School Outcomes and Indicators (Technical Report 17) PDF

Matching State Goals to a Model of Outcomes and Indicators for Grade 8 (Technical Report 16) PDF

Matching State Goals to a Model of Outcomes and Indicators for Grade 4 (Technical Report 15) PDF

Matching State Goals to a Model of Outcomes and Indicators for Age 6 (Technical Report 14) PDF

Matching State Goals to a Model of Outcomes and Indicators for Age 3 (Technical Report 13) PDF

Matching State Goals to a Model of Outcomes and Indicators for the Post-School Level (Technical Report 12) PDF

Disability Summary Analyses of Select National Data Collection Programs (Technical Report 11) PDF

Secondary Analysis of State Assessment Data:  Why We Can't Say Much About Students with Disabilities (Technical Report 10) PDF

Matching State Goals to a Model of School Completion Outcomes and Indicators (Technical Report 9) PDF

Availability of Data on School Completion Outcomes and Indicators (Technical Report 8) PDF

Matching Information in National Data Collection Programs to a Model of School Completion Outcomes and Indicators (Technical Report 7) PDF

The Identification of People With Disabilities in National Databases:  A Failure to Communicate (Technical Report 6) PDF

IEPs and Standards:  What They Say for Students with Disabilities (Technical Report 5) PDF

Experts' Opinions about the Appropriateness and Feasibility of National Math Standards (Technical Report 4) PDF

Experts' Opinions on National Math Standards for Students with Disabilities (Technical Report 3) PDF

Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in National and State Data Collection Programs (Technical Report 2) PDF

State Practices in the Assessment of Outcomes for Students with Disabilities (Technical Report 1) PDF


Archived Policy Directions

Including Alternate Assessment Results in Accountability Decisions (Policy Directions 13)

Reporting Educational Results for Students with Disabilities (Policy Directions 8)

Providing Assessment Accommodations for Students with Disabilities in State and District Assessments (Policy Directions 7)

Increasing the Participation of Students with Disabilities in State and District Assessments (Policy Directions 6)

Alternate Assessments for Students with Disabilities (Policy Directions 5)

Opportunity to Learn Standards (Policy Directions 4)

Educational Accountability for Students with Disabilities (Policy Directions 3)

Students with Disabilities and Educational Standards: Recommendations for Policy and Practice (Policy Directions 2)

Guidelines for Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in Large-Scale Assessments (Policy Directions 1)


Archived Assessment Series

Archived Maryland/Kentucky State Assessment Project

Instructional and Assessment Accommodations in Kentucky (Report #7)

Instructional and Assessment Accommodations in Maryland (Report #6)

Accommodations, Modifications, and Alternates for Instruction and Assessment (Report #5)

Characteristics of Students Who Participate in Kentucky's Testing System Under Various Conditions (Report #4)

Reporting School Performance in the Maryland and Kentucky Accountability Systems:  What Scores Mean and How They Are Used (Report #2)

A Comparison of State Assessment Systems in Kentucky and Maryland: With a Focus on the Participation of Students with Disabilities (Report #1)


Archived Minnesota Assessment Project

Effect of a Multiple Day Test Accommodation on the Performance of Special Education Students (Report 34)

Initial Perceptions of English as a Second Language Educators on Including Students with Limited English Proficiency in Minnesota's High Standards (Report 33)

Minnesota's Comprehensive Assessments: 1998 and 1999 Participation and Performance of Students with Disabilities (Report 32)

Bilingual Accommodations for Limited English Proficient Students on Statewide Reading Tests: Phase 2 (Report 31)

Participation and Performance of Limited English Proficient Students During Second Attempts on a Graduation Exam (Report 28)

Factors Related to the Performance of LEP Students on Basic Standards Tests (Report 27)

Data on LEP Students in State Education Reports (Report 26)

Initial Perceptions of Educators as They Work Toward Including Students with Disabilities in Minnesota's High Standards (Report 25)

Unintended Consequences of the Minnesota Basic Standards Tests: Do the Data Answer the Questions Yet? (Report 23)

Feasibility and Practicality of a Decision Making Tool for Standards Testing of Students with Limited English Proficiency (Report 22)

Feasibility and Practicality of a Decision Making Tool for Standards Testing of Students with Disabilities (Report 21)

Bilingual Accommodations for Limited English Proficient Students on Statewide Reading Tests: Phase 1 (Report 20)

Educators' Responses to LEP Students' Participation in the 1997 Basic Standards Testing (Report 15)

Special Education Teacher Responses to the 1997 Basic Standards Testing (Report 14)

High School Graduation Requirements in the U.S. for Students with Limited English Proficiency (Report 13)

A Review of the Literature on Students with Limited English Proficiency and Assessment (Report 11)

Input from the Field on the Participation of Students with Limited English Proficiency and Students with Disabilities in Meeting the High Standards of Minnesota's Profile of Learning (Report 10)

A Review of the Literature on Testing Accommodations for Students with Disabilities (Report 9)

Resources: Limited English Proficient Students in National and Statewide Assessments (Report 8)

Resources: Students with Disabilities in National and Statewide Assessments (Report 7)

Accommodations for Students with Limited English Proficiency: Analysis of Guidelines from States with Graduation Exams (Report 6)

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities: Guidelines from States with Graduation Exams (Report 5)

Focus Group Input on Students with Limited English Proficiency and Minnesota's Basic Standards Tests (Report 4)

Focus Group Input on Students with Disabilities and Minnesota's Basic Standards Tests (Report 3)

Input from the Field on Assessing Students with Limited English Proficiency in Minnesota's Basic Requirements Exams (Report 2)

Input from the Field on Assessing Students with Disabilities in Minnesota's Basic Standards Exams (Report 1)


Archived Oregon Assessment Project

Linking Inclusion to Conclusions:  An Empirical Study of Participation of Students with Disabilities in Statewide Testing Programs (Report 1)

Archived Rhode Island Project

Accommodations and the Performance of All Students on Rhode Island's Performance Assessment

Archived Wyoming Assessment Project

Issues and Consequences for State-Level Minimum Competency Testing Programs (Report 1)

Archived Classroom-Based Assessment Project

Using a Curriculum-Based Instructional Management System to Enhance Math Achievement in Urban Schools PDF

Enhancing the Learning of English Language Learners: Consultation and a Curriculum Based Monitoring System PDF

Effects of Using a Curriculum-Based Monitoring System on the Classroom Instructional Environment and Math Achievement PDF

Changes in Mathematics Achievement and Instructional Ecology Resulting from Implementation of a Learning Information System PDF

Using Accelerated Math to Enhance Instruction in a Mandated Summer School Program PDF


Archived StateLinks

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