Reporting Test Results for Students with Disabilities and English-Language Learners: Summary of a Workshop

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At the request of the U.S. Department of Education, the National Research Council's (NRC) Board on Testing and Assessment (BOTA) convened a workshop on reporting test results for individuals who receive accommodations during large-scale assessments. The workshop brought together representatives from state assessment offices, individuals familiar with testing students with disabilities and English-language learners, and measurement experts to discuss the policy, measurement, and score use considerations associated with testing students with special needs.

 

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Contents

1 Introduction
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2 Background and Problem Statement
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3 Legal and Political Contexts for Including Students with Special Needs in Assessment Programs
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4 State Policies on Including Accommodating and Reporting Results for Students with Special Needs
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5 Policies and Experiences in Two States
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6 Effects of Accommodations on Test Performance
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Synthesis of Issues and Directions for Future Study
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References
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Appendix A Workshop Agenda
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Appendix B Workshop Participants
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