Regulations on ‘2 Percent’ Testing Awaited
Some states go forward with assessments for students with disabilities.
The challenging task of writing final federal regulations for the so-called 2 percent assessments for students with disabilities could be finished by the beginning of next year, according to a Department of Education official.
However, it may be one or even two school years before all states are ready to offer their students such tests, which will measure grade-level content with less depth and breadth than general assessments, said Susan L. Rigney, an education specialist at department’s the office of standards, assessment, and accountability.
Ms. Rigney commented at the recent Education Department office of special education programs’ leadership conference in Washington. During the three-day session late last month, close to 700 special education administrators and others involved in the field got a thorough grounding on the recently released final regulations for the 2004 reauthorization of the Individuals...
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