Appendix A
Workshop Agenda

The National Academies

Board on Testing and Assessment (BOTA)

Reporting Test Results for Accommodated Examinees: Policy, Measurement, and Score Use Considerations

Green Building, Room 104, 2001 Wisconsin Ave., NW Wednesday, November 28, 2001

8:00

Continental Breakfast

8:30

Welcome and Introductions

• Lauress Wise, Committee Chair and BOTA member

• Patty Morison, Associate Director, Center for Education, National Academies

PANEL 1: POLICY AND LEGAL CONTEXT

Objectives: Lay out the policy context for the workshop and frame the major issues to be addressed.

Moderator: Lorraine McDonnell, University of California, Santa Barbara

Policies and Plans for Reporting NAEP Results for Accommodated Examinees

Peggy Carr, National Center for Education Statistics

Jim Carlson, National Assessment Governing Board



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Reporting Test Results for Students with Disabilities and English-Language Learners: Summary of a Workshop Appendix A Workshop Agenda The National Academies Board on Testing and Assessment (BOTA) Reporting Test Results for Accommodated Examinees: Policy, Measurement, and Score Use Considerations Green Building, Room 104, 2001 Wisconsin Ave., NW Wednesday, November 28, 2001 8:00 Continental Breakfast 8:30 Welcome and Introductions • Lauress Wise, Committee Chair and BOTA member • Patty Morison, Associate Director, Center for Education, National Academies PANEL 1: POLICY AND LEGAL CONTEXT Objectives: Lay out the policy context for the workshop and frame the major issues to be addressed. Moderator: Lorraine McDonnell, University of California, Santa Barbara Policies and Plans for Reporting NAEP Results for Accommodated Examinees Peggy Carr, National Center for Education Statistics Jim Carlson, National Assessment Governing Board

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Reporting Test Results for Students with Disabilities and English-Language Learners: Summary of a Workshop   Legal Reasons for Providing Accommodations Arthur Coleman, Nixon Peabody LLP Potential Future Uses of NAEP Thomas Toch, Brookings Institute 10:00 Break 10:15 PANEL 2: STATE POLICIES ON ACCOMMODATIONS AND REPORTING Objectives: Learn about state and local experiences with respect to: (a) translating accommodation guidelines into practice; (b) making reporting decisions for accommodated test takers; and (c) using results for accommodated individuals. Identify lessons learned that can be of assistance to NAEP’s sponsors. Moderator: Charlene Rivera, Center for Equity and Excellence in Education, George Washington University, Washington DC Overview: Results from Surveys of State Directors of Special Education Martha Thurlow, National Center on Educational Outcomes, University of Minnesota Preliminary Findings: State Policies for the Inclusion and Accommodation of English-Language Learners for 2000–2001 Laura Golden and Lynne Sacks, Center for Equity and Excellence in Education, George Washington University, Washington DC Kentucky’s Policies on Reporting Results for Accommodated Test Takers Scott Trimble, Director of Assessment for Kentucky Texas’ Policies on Reporting Results for Accommodated Test Takers Phyllis Stolp, Director of Development and Administration, Student Assessment Programs, TX (by phone)

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Reporting Test Results for Students with Disabilities and English-Language Learners: Summary of a Workshop 12:00 Lunch 12:45 PANEL 3: THE EFFECTS OF ACCOMMODATIONS ON TEST PERFORMANCE: RESEARCH FINDINGS Objective: Learn about the results of empirical research on the effects of accommodation on performance on NAEP and other assessments. Moderator: Margaret McLaughlin, University of Maryland, College Park Report on 1996 NAEP Research Activities on Accommodations John Mazzeo, Educational Testing Service Testing Accommodations: Legal and Technical Issues Challenging Educators (or “Good” Test Scores Are Hard to Come By) Stephen Elliott, University of Wisconsin Universally Designed Accommodations for High Stakes, Large-Scale Assessment Gerald Tindal, University of Oregon Effects of Accommodations on Test Performance: Research Findings for English-Language Learners Jamal Abedi, University of California, Los Angeles, and Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (by phone) Assessing Students with Disabilities in Kentucky Laura Hamilton, RAND Corporation, CA (by phone) 2:45 Break

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Reporting Test Results for Students with Disabilities and English-Language Learners: Summary of a Workshop 3:00 PANEL 4: DISCUSSANTS Moderator: Lauress Wise, Human Resources Research Organization, VA • Eugene Johnson, American Institutes for Research, Washington DC • David Malouf, Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education, Washington DC • Richard Durán, University of California, Santa Barbara • Margaret Goertz, Consortium for Policy Research in Education, University of Pennsylvania 4:30 Group Discussion 5:00 Adjourn