At the request of the U.S. Department of Education, the National Research Council's (NRC) Board on Testing and Assessment (BOTA) convened a workshop on reporting test results for individuals who receive accommodations during large-scale assessments. The workshop brought together representatives from state assessment offices, individuals familiar with testing students with disabilities and English-language learners, and measurement experts to discuss the policy, measurement, and score use considerations associated with testing students with special needs.
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|2. Background and Problem Statement||8-11|
|3. Legal and Political Contexts for Including Students with Special Needs in Assessment Programs||12-18|
|4. State Policies on Including, Accommodating, and Reporting Results for Students with Special Needs||19-29|
|5. Policies and Experiences in Two States||30-37|
|6. Effects of Accommodations on Test Performance||38-69|
|7. Summing Up: Synthesis of Issues and Directions for Future Study||70-79|
|Appendix A: Workshop Agenda||85-88|
|Appendix B: Workshop Participants||89-90|
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