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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April 19, 2016
April 15, 2016
States would have to prove that students who take the SAT or ACT have the testing accommodations they need.
April 07, 2016
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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.