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April 18, 2018

Ed. Dept. Policing ESSA Rules on Portfolio Assessments for Students With Disabilities

The Every Student Succeeds Act says that portfolios, or collections of student work, can only be part of how a student is assessed for accountability purposes.

April 11, 2018

Scores Stagnant For Students With Disabilities on 'Nation's Report Card'

Students with disabilities showed gains in just one area on the National Assessment of Educational Progress, making little change in a persistent score gap compared with students without disabilities.

January 23, 2018

New York Denied ESSA Waiver to Test Students With Disabilities Off Grade Level

The state will be required to test all students using grade level tests, except for those with significant cognitive disabilities.

December 23, 2016

Study: Students With ADHD Not Helped by Common Test Accommodations

Extended testing time or frequent breaks did not appear to help students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder perform better on a standardized test, a new study found.

December 02, 2016

College Board Makes it Easier for Students With Disabilities to Get Accommodations

Most students whose IEPs call for testing accommodations will have those same accommodations approved when they're taking the SAT or Advanced Placement tests.

October 12, 2016

New Federal Special Education Grants Support Literacy, Testing, and Transition

The U.S. Department of Education's grants will pay for a comprehensive literacy center based in Oregon, as well as workforce demonstration projects in five states.

September 23, 2016

Vermont Questions Price Hike for Common-Core Aligned Alternate Test

The board overseeing Dynamic Learning Maps created a price structure that dramatically raises the cost of the common core-aligned test, which is intended for students with severe cognitive disabilities.

May 02, 2016

Why Are Students with Disabilities Failing Standardized Tests?

Students with disabilities are not getting the kind of instruction that would enable them to perform better on assessments, according to two groups that promote improved academic performance for this student group.

April 29, 2016

NAEP Scores for Students With Disabilities Remain Flat

The gap in scores between students with and without disabilities on the National Assessment of Educational Progress is not narrowing.

April 19, 2016

ESSA Committee Agrees on Special Education Testing Rules

After hours of conversation, the committee agreed on policies that states must follow when it comes to testing students with severe cognitive disabilities.

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