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September 17, 2013

New 'Double-Testing' Flexibility and Students With Disabilities

The Education Department, in outlining more detail for Common Core field test flexibility for schools and districts, outlines some specific points for testing students with individualized education programs.

September 11, 2013

Smarter Balanced Adopts Accessibility Rules for Common-Core Tests

The 25-state group decided that read-aloud accommodations for text passages will be limited, for now, to students in middle and high school.

July 08, 2013

Ed. Dept. Finds Areas to Improve in Review of Common-Core Test Accessibility

The department's technical review process also found areas that both consortia have handled well.

June 26, 2013

PARCC Adopts Spec. Ed. Testing Policy For Common Core

The 17-state governing board adopted a manual that gives guidelines on issues such as read-aloud accommodations on the English/language arts tests, and calculator usage on the math test.

May 10, 2013

Comment Deadline Looms for Test Accommodations Manual

Some learning disability advocacy groups have said that the draft manual developed by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers is too restrictive.

April 18, 2013

Testing Group Proposes Accommodations For Students With Disabilities

The PARCC accommodations manual, now open for public comment, offers guidance and restrictions on who should be allowed to use accommodations on the new tests coming in 2014-15.

March 15, 2013

Resources For Special Education And The Common Core

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers has compiled links that offer a general overview of the educational standards

February 08, 2013

Common Core Test Group Seeks Comment on Writing-Support Accommodation

PARCC, one of two groups developing common core tests, wants feedback on the proposed policies for use of scribes and word-prediction software.

January 17, 2013

Consortium Seeks Comments on Common-Core Test Accommodation Policy

The Partnershp for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers seeks input on accommodation policies involving use of calculators and reading test questions and answers aloud.

December 21, 2012

Common Core Testers Unveil Proposed 'Read-Aloud' Accommodations

Two accommodations policies under consideration by an assessment consortium could narrow how many children who qualify for assistance on those tests in some states.

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