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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.

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.

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.

December 13, 2012

Group Tackles Evaluation of Special Education Teachers

For several years now, teacher evaluation has dominated education-policy discussions—but for the most part, the country's 430,000 special education teachers have been left out of the discussion.

June 07, 2012

Oregon Braille Testing Prompted in Part by Complaint

The state's goal was to ultimately include all students in the online adaptive testing system. The complaint nudged the education department to get to that goal more quickly.

May 23, 2012

Designing Common Core Tests For All Proving a Challenge

Although more students with disabilities than ever are included in state testing programs, giving these students high quality assessments in the future, tests that measure how adept they are at mastering the Common Core State Standards seem to have an endless number of hurdles to overcome before students face them in the 2014-15 school year.

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