Thursday, May 19, 2005

Large scale assessments & kids with disabilities

I have made it no secret that I provide consultative services (via service contracts) to the University of Minnesota National Center on Education Outcomes (NCEO), which is one of two centers (the other being ETS) dealing with the federally funded National Accessible Reading Assessment Project.

Why?....because I believe passionately in the need to support the efforts of groups advocating on the behalf of "kids on the margins" during nationally-driven (NCLB) educational reform, esp. as it relates to measurement/quantoid issues.

That being said, this is an FYI post.

NCEO has recently made the following information available via their web page. Please check the reports/links if you are interested in the issues related to the inclusion of students with disabilities in large scale accountability assessments. These are important issues.

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