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CCSSO Accessibility Manual: How To Select, Administer, And Evaluate Use Of Accessibility Supports For Instruction And Assessment Of All Students

CCSSO Accessibility Manual: How To Select, Administer, And Evaluate Use Of Accessibility Supports For Instruction And Assessment Of All Students

 

English Language Learners with Disabilities: A Call for Additional Research and Policy Guidelines

English Language Learners with Disabilities: A Call for Additional Research and Policy Guidelines

 

Comprehensive Statewide Assessment Systems: A Framework for the Role of the State Education Agency in Improving Quality and Reducing Burden

Comprehensive Statewide Assessment Systems: A Framework for the Role of the State Education Agency in Improving Quality and Reducing Burden

 

TILSA Test Security: Lessons Learned by State Assessment Programs in Preventing, Detecting, and Investigating Test Security Irregularities

The focus of the new report is on the lessons learned in states as they implement new policies and procedures to enhance the security of their assessments, and to bring together the latest information and resources on preventing, detecting, and investigating irregularities and improprieties. TILSA Test Security: Lessons Learned provides information on the following topics:

 

The Common Core State Standards: Insight into Their Development and Purpose

This publication provides a clear, concise, and accurate summary of the rationale and development process of the Common Core, along with a summary of the research base supporting the standards, and some of the evidence that the Common Core State Standards will prepare students for college and careers. It also includes insight into the changes in teaching and learning that are likely to occur as the standards are implemented, and information on how to use the standards.

 

Toward a “Common Definition of English Learner”: Guidance for States and State Assessment Consortia in Defining and Addressing Policy and Technical Issues and Options

States participating in the four federally-funded assessment consortia are required to establish a “common definition of English Learner.” This paper provides guidance that consortium member states can use to move toward establishing a common English learner definition in ways that are theoretically-sound, evidence-based, pragmatic, and sensitive to the many policy, technical, and legal issues.

 

Accommodations Manual: How to Select, Administer, and Evaluate Use of Accommodations for Instruction and Assessment of English Language Learners

Accommodations Manual: How to Select, Administer, and Evaluate Use of Accommodations for Instruction and Assessment of English Language Learners

 

Accommodations Manual: How to Select, Administer, and Evaluate the Use Of Accomocations For Instruction and Assessment Of Students With Disabilities

The Council of Chief State School Officers' Accommodations Manual: How to Select, Administer, and Evaluate the Use of Accommodations for Instruction and Assessment of Students with Disabilities was first developed to establish guidelines for states to use for the selection, administration, and evaluation of accommodations for instruction and assessment of students with disabilities. The first and second editions represent the best thinking about accommodations at the time they were written.

 

Online Computer-Based (Testing) Decision Making Tool

This is a link to a website intended to assist state education agency personnel make decisions and implementation plans associated with moving from a paper and pencil testing environment to a computer-based testing environment.

 

Surveys of Enacted Curriculum Online Tool and Data Reporting

The purpose of this site is to encourage teacher reflection and conversation about classroom practice and instructional content