This appendix is a catalogue of the projects summarized and described in more detail in Olson and Goldstein (1997).
Several studies were conducted for the National Academy of Education by the American Institutes for Research to evaluate the NAEP Trial State Assessment. NAE's evaluation of the 1992 trial state assessment (National Academy of Education, 1993) examined the exclusion of students, and the evaluation of the 1994 assessment (National Academy of Education, 1996) examined the accessibility of English-language learners and those with individual education programs who were excluded.
This center has issued a collection of reports that include recommendations for the inclusion and accommodation of students with disabilities in state assessments and guidelines for states' use of assessments (National Center on Educational Outcomes, 1994b, 1995a, 1995b, 1996).
Grants from OERI have helped fund a number of state projects aimed at creating better assessments, providing appropriate accommodations, and modifying assessments for use with students with disabilities or English-language learners.