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January 02, 2015

Smarter Balanced Field-Test Data Show Large Score Gaps Among Students With IEPs

Between 64 and 77 percent of students with disabilities scored at the lowest level on the tests, which are given in math and English/language arts.

December 31, 2014

Top-Read Posts of 2014: IEPs, Common Core, Education Department Moves

Readers found posts on common standards and their implications for students with disabilities particularly compelling this year.

November 05, 2014

Smarter Balanced Reports Student Views on Field-Test Accommodations

A report from the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium suggests that built-in test accommodations are easy to use, but that more students need to become familiar with them.

September 30, 2014

Twitter Chat: Writing IEP Goals Aligned to Common Core State Standards

We're looking for solid tips for special educators who are working to write standards-based individualized education programs that connect to common-core standards in reading and math.

January 28, 2014

National Federation of Blind Sues PARCC Over Field Test

Pilot tests being developed by one of two common-core testing consortia will not allow the use of Braille or text-to-speech technology.

December 30, 2013

Special Educator Interest in Common Core Heated Up in 2013

Blog readers this year were particularly interested in learning about common-core test accommodations and lesson plans, but they also turned their attention to classroom research.

December 16, 2013

Resources for Writing IEPs Aligned to Common-Core Standards

This list is a starting point for educators seeking examples of standards-based IEP goals tied to the Common Core State Standards, currently adopted in 46 states and the District of Columbia.

November 25, 2013

Webchat to Feature Advice on Linking Common Core and Standards-Based IEPs

Two educators with experience in professional development and special education will answer questions about the common core and standards-based individualized education programs.

November 12, 2013

New Website Offers Common-Core Lesson Plans for Special Educators

The website Power Up WHAT WORKS connects technology and instructional strategies geared toward students with disabilities.

October 30, 2013

Students With Disabilities and the Common Core: Challenges, Opportunities

A recent special report from Education Week explores the common core from the perspective of students with specific educational needs.

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