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Resources For Special Education And The Common Core

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), one of the two consortia tasked with creating tests for the Common Core State Standards, has released a list of resources for special educators who want to learn more about how the education standards may affect children with disabilities.

The list is not comprehensive, but it offers a good general overview, with links to basic information on the common core as well as lesson ideas and other tools. The education standards have been adopted by all but four states.

PARCC has also been working on an accommodations and accessibility manual that states will use when determining what accommodations can be used by students with disabilities. The organization has already sought feedback on policies relating to read-aloud accommodations and calculators; it has also solicited public comment on the use of scribes and word-prediction software. The full accommodation and accessibility manual will be available for public comment in mid-April.

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