Common-Assessment Groups Differ on Special Ed. Rules
Champions of students with disabilities have long complained that those students are often an afterthought in state testing plans. Only after a test design is completed are educators asked to go back and adapt the questions for a student who is blind, who needs help accessing text or calculating numbers, or who must use a specialized device to register responses.
The assessments for the Common Core State Standards have the potential to change that, experts on the issue say, by putting the need for accessibility and accommodations front and center.
Martha Thurlow, the director of the National Center on Education Outcomes , described the participants in developing the new...
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