Even though the state has withdrawn from the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, it still plans to use the common-core-aligned field tests under development for students with severe cognitive disabilities.
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April 18, 2014
February 25, 2014
The common-core assessment consortium plans to work closely with the advocacy organization to create accessible field tests for blind students.
February 14, 2014
The state has outlined several protections that it believes would protect these students, who are not able to demonstrate what they know on grade-level tests.
January 31, 2014
New York is considering asking the Education Department for permission to test students at a lower grade level than their chronological age.
January 28, 2014
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 24, 2013
Hillsborough County, Fla., which includes Tampa, was on outlier of high performance in a year that saw test scores remain much the same as they had when the tests were last administered in 2011.
December 09, 2013
More students with disabilities than ever are taking the test, but their scores in reading and math have not changed substantially for more than 10 years.
December 05, 2013
Maryland's high exclusion rates on the test National Assessment of Educational Progress have drawn attention and concern in some corners.
October 30, 2013
A recent special report from Education Week explores the common core from the perspective of students with specific educational needs.
September 17, 2013
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.