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Assessing Special Education Students (ASES)

The Assessing Special Education Students (ASES) SCASS supports states in efforts to develop assessment and accountability systems that provide full equity for students with disabilities. As the only national consortium of assessment and special education professionals, ASES addresses the inclusion of students with disabilities in standards, curriculum, instruction, assessment, and accountability systems, and the effects of these systems on education reform efforts.

ASES members are focusing on:

  • Discussions and activities related to graduation rates of students with disabilities
  • College and Career Ready studies/resources regarding students with mild/moderate and significant cognitive disabilities
  • New Accommodations Manual and resources - English Learners with Disabilities (with National Center for Education Outcomes (NCEO) & ELL SCASS)
  • ASES Accommodations Manual Multi-Media and Facilitator' Guide (with NCEO)
  • Online Professional Development with SEC Data on Special Education.  ASES and SEC SCASS collaborated on five PD modules aimed toward assisting schools and teachers to implement the Common Core State Standards, under a grant from US ED to Kansas Department of Education and a state consortium.

ASES Collaborative Advisor: Sandra Warren

Sandra Warren is the collaborative advisor for the ASES SCASS at CCSSO. She taught at East Carolina University (ECU) and served as the special education program area coordinator. Many of her publications are the result of work with ECU faculty members, CCSSO, the National Association of State Directors of Special Education, and the National Center on Educational Outcomes.

2013-14 State Members: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming

2013-14 Associate Members: AIR, Behavioral Testing Solutions, CTB/McGraw-Hill, Data Recognition Corporation, ETS, Learning Ally, Measurement Inc., Measured Progress, NEA, Questar, SRI, and Text Help

2013-14 Affiliates: University of Kansas and WIDA