Students With Disabilities Improve Test Performance
The percentage of students with disabilities who are achieving proficiency on state accountability tests increased in 42 states between the 2002-03 and 2004-05 school years, concludes a survey of state directors of special education.
Released by the Minneapolis-based National Center on Educational Outcomes, the survey also found that most states now have enough data to attribute increased proficiency to specific efforts by schools and districts. Those efforts include better access to standards-based instruction for students with disabilities, better alignment of individualized education programs with standards, and clearly communicated test-participation policies.
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- Fort Worth Independent School District, Forth Worth, TX
- Director of Special Education
- Reading School District, Reading, PA
- Richland School District One, Columbia, SC
- Superintendent of Schools
- Fremont County School District #14, Ethete, WY
- Science Teacher
- Cle Elum-Roslyn School District, Cle Elum, WA