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Questions and Answers [microform] : Tough Questions about Accountability Systems and Students with Disabilities. Synthesis Report 24 / Martha Thurlow and Others
Bib ID 5603445
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Thurlow, Martha
Online Versions
Description [S.l.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1996 
32 p. 

This report uses a question-and-answer format to address questions raised by parents, educators, and community members concerning accountability and inclusion of students with disabilities in educational assessment programs. The philosophy underlying the inclusion of all students in educational accountability systems is based on three assumptions: that all students can learn; that schools are responsible for measuring the progress of learners; and that the learning progress of all students should be measured. The 37 questions and responses are grouped under four topics, which include participation, accommodations, reporting, and implementation. The questions address such issues as why students with disabilities should take the same test as other students; whether it is fair for students with disabilities to use special accommodations for testing; whether such testing is excessive; and whether test results of students with disabilities should be reported together with or separate from the results of general education students. Questions are answered using empirical data when available, and best practice recommendations are offered. (DB)


Availability: NCEO Publications Office, 350 Elliott Hall, 75 East River Road, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455; telephone: 612-624-8561; fax: 612-624-0879 ($5).

Sponsoring Agency: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.

Contract Number: H159C50004.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Accountability.  |  Data Collection.  |  Disabilities.  |  Educational Assessment.  |  Educational Policy.  |  Educational Practices.  |  Elementary Secondary Education.  |  Inclusive Schools.  |  Standards.  |  Student Evaluation.  |  Student Participation.  |  Testing Accommodations.
Form/genre Information Analyses.  |  Reports, Descriptive.  |  Opinion Papers.
Other authors/contributors National Center on Educational Outcomes, Minneapolis, MN
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