Allowing an unlimited number of students with disabilities to take alternate tests will place them in a lower academic track, argues the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities.
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January 22, 2015
January 07, 2015
Annual testing has been able to help pinpoint how students with disabilities are actually performing in school, say groups opposed to removing the requirement from federal law.
December 18, 2014
A new law that went into effect earlier this year is proving challenging to implement as the 2014-15 school year reaches its halfway point, according to local reports.
November 05, 2014
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.
August 01, 2014
The state had sought the ability to test certain students with disabilities on tests up to two years below their official instructional level.
April 18, 2014
Even though the state has withdrawn from the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, it still plans to use the common-core-aligned field tests under development for students with severe cognitive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.
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.