Elementary and Secondary Education Act: NCLB

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U.S. Department of Education - Home Page
Decision Letters on Each State's Final Assessment System Under No Child Left Behind (NCLB)



Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) - Home Page

Tool Kit on Teaching and Assessing Students With Disabilities
The Tool Kit on Teaching and Assessing Students With Disabilities represents a collaborative effort between the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) and the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE) to assist states in raising the achievement of all students with disabilities. This Tool Kit includes a set of papers titled Including Students With Disabilities in Large-Scale Assessments, with an executive summary and a glossary of terms, written by experts in large-scale assessments and the education of students with disabilities.
Special Education, Frequently Asked Questions—Information Resource Center (IRC)

National Alternate Assessment Center (NAAC) - Home Page
Teacher Resources Related to Instruction and Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities
Resources for Parents

Modified Academic Achievement Standards

Government Accountability Office (GAO) - Home Page
NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND ACT: Most Students with Disabilities Participated in
Statewide Assessments, but Inclusion Options Could Be Improved
National Assessment of Educational Progress Exclusion Rates for Students with Disabilities: Letter to Senator Kennedy (GAO-06-194R)

National Assessment Governing Board
Reading 2009: Trial Urban District Assessment Results at Grades 4 and 8

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP):
2007 Nation’s Report Card

National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) - Home Page
Policymaker Perspectives on the Inclusion of English Language Learners with Disabilities in Statewide Assessments (ELLs with Disabilities Report 8)
Confronting the Unique Challenges of Including English Language Learners with Disabilities in Statewide Assessments (ELLs with Disabilities Report 9)
Beyond Subgroup Reporting: English Language Learners with Disabilities in 2002-2003 Online State Assessment Reports (ELLs with Disabilities Report 10)
Student Perceptions of Instructional Strategies: Voices of English Language Learners with Disabilities (ELLs with Disabilities Report 11)

Testimony of Martha Thurlow, Director, National Center on Educational Outcomes Before the Committee on Education and the Workforce, United States House of Representatives
Empirical Support for Accommodations Most Often Allowed in State
Using Computer-based Tests with Students with Disabilities

State and District Assessments as an Avenue to Equity and Excellence for English Language Learners with Disabilities
Rethinking Basic Assumptions of Test Development: Assessment Frameworks for Inclusive Accountability Tests
Out-of-Level Testing: Pros and Cons
Reporting Out-of-Level Test Scores: Are These Students Included in Accountability Programs?
States' Procedures for Ensuring Out-of-Level Test Instrument Quality
Testing Students with Disabilities Out of Level: State Prevalence and Performance Results
Understanding Out-of-Level Testing in Local Schools: A First Case Study of Policy Implementation and Effects

Project FORUM at NASDSE - Home Page
Reporting on
State Assessment Data for Students with Disabilities:. Synthesis of the 2007 NCEO Report
Subgroup Size - Confidentiality and Statistical Reliability

IDEA Partnership Organizations IDEA Partnership Organizations

Council of Chief State School Officers - Home Page

State Collaborative on Assessment and Student Standards (SCASS)
The State Collaboratives on Assessment and Student Standards (SCASS) System was created in 1991 by the Council to encourage and facilitate state collaboration on assessment development and implementation issues. The goal is to develop and implement high standards and valid assessment systems that maximize educational achievement for all children.
Accountability Systems and Reporting (ASR)
Assessing Special Education Students (ASES)
Career and Tech/Ed Assessment Collaborative (CTAC)
Comprehensive Assessment Systems (CAS)
Early Childhood Education Assessment (ECEA)
English Language Development Assessment (ELDA)
English Language Learners (ELL)
Formative Assessment for Students and Teachers (FAST)

Health Education Assessment Project (HEAP)
Implementing the Common Core System (ICCS)
Leveraging Item Banks (LIB)
Science Education Assessment (SCIENCE)
Social Sciences Assessment, Curriculum, and Instruction (SSACI)
Survey of Enacted Curriculum (SEC)
Technical Issues in Large-Scale Assessment (TILSA)
Technology Enhanced Assessment (TEA)

Education Commission of the States - Home Page
NCLB Issue Site
ECS Report to the Nation:
State Implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act, Indicator 1 and Appendix A: Recommended Actions
Recent State Legislation: Assessment—Accommodations

National Education Association - Home Page
No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB)/ESEA issue site

Assessment and Accountability full report
Executive Summary of Report
IDEA AND ESEA: Intersection of Access and Outcomes
NEA IDEA Brief #1: NEA members ask: Why is the reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) important to me?
NEA 'IDEA Brief' #2: NEA members ask: What testing is allowed under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA/NCLB) for students with disabilities?

National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)
- Home Page
No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 - Issue site
Rewards & Roadblocks: How Special Education Students are Faring Under No Child Left Behind
Challenging Change: How Schools and Districts are Improving the Performance of Special Education Students
No Child Left Behind: Understanding Assessment Options for IDEA-eligible Students
New Assessment Option for Students with Disabilities under NCLB
State Testing Accommodations: A Look at Their Value and Validity