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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.

April 15, 2016

Students With Disabilities Get Testing Protections Under Draft ESSA Regulations

States would have to prove that students who take the SAT or ACT have the testing accommodations they need.

April 07, 2016

Alternate Tests for Special Education Still Sticking Point for ESSA Panel

The panel tasked with creating rules to govern the Every Student Succeeds Act is hung up language in the law relating to testing students with severe cognitive disabilities.

March 25, 2016

ESSA Panel Weighs Rules for Testing for Those With Severe Cognitive Disabilities

Changes in the Every Student Succeeds Act will mean new regulations governing the testing of about 1 percent of students with severe cognitive disabilities.

February 24, 2016

Justice Department Eyes Accommodations on SAT, ACT

In some states, students with disabilities are required to take one of the college-entrance exams, but some can't get the testing accommodations they need.

October 29, 2015

NAEP Scores for Students With Disabilities Show Wide Achievement Gap

Scores for students with disabilities on the "nation's report card" continue to trail significantly the scores of students without disabilities, with little ground gained.

July 20, 2015

New York State's Request for Waiver on Testing Rejected by Education Department

New York had asked the U.S. Department of Education for permission to give some special education students tests that match their instructional level, rather than their grade.

June 01, 2015

Achievement Gaps on State Tests Remain Wide for Students with Disabilities

Students in special education perform 32 to 40 percentage points behind their peers, and those gaps have remained fairly steady for at least six school years, according to a recent analysis.

February 18, 2015

Alternative Education Track Would See New Scrutiny Under Federal Bill

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, a Pennsylvania Democrat, wants to ensure parents are given more information before allowing their children to be placed in an educational track with less rigor than the general education curriculum.

January 26, 2015

The 'Rise and Fall' of Alternate Assessments Based on Modified Standards

Intended for students who could not master grade-level content in one school year, these tests are on their way out, but they leave several lessons in their wake, says a recent analysis.

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