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To cite this Module, please use the following:

The IRIS Center. (2010). Accommodations: Instructional and testing supports for students with disabilities. Retrieved from https://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/acc/

References

Christensen, L. L., Thurlow, M. L., & Wang. T. (2009, June). Improving accommodations outcomes: Monitoring instructional and assessment accommodations for students with disabilities. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, National Center on Education Outcomes. Retrieved on March 1, 2012, from http://www.cehd.umn.edu/NCEO/…/AccommodationsMonitoring.pdf

The College of Education & Human Development. (n.d.). Accommodations for students with disabilities. Retrieved on March 1, 2012, from http://www.cehd.umn.edu/nceo/topicareas/accommodations/accomtopic.htm

Cortiella, C. (2006, August). NCLB and IDEA: What parents of students with disabilities need to know & do. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, National Center on Education Outcomes. Retrieved on March 1, 2012, from http://www.cehd.umn.edu/nceo/onlinepubs/parents.pdf

Cortiella, C. (n.d.). No Child Left Behind: Understanding assessment options for IDEA-eligible students. National Center for Learning Disabilities brief. Retrieved on March 1, 2012, from http://www.cehd.umn.edu/NCEO/onlinepubs/NCLD/AssessmentOptions.pdf

Cortiella, C. (2009, March). Rewards & roadblocks: How special education students are faring under No Child Left Behind. Retrieved on March 1, 2012, from http://www.ncld.org/on-capitol-hill/policy-related-publications/rewards-a-roadblocks

Cortiella, C. (2008, January). Understanding the standards-based IEP. Retrieved on March 1, 2012, from http://www.ncld.org/checklists-a-more/parent-advocacy-guides/understanding-the-standards-based-iep

Crawford, L. (2010, December). Accommodations vs. modifications: What’s the difference? Retrieved on March 1, 2012, from http://www.ncld.org/at-school/general-topics/accommodations/accommodations-vs-modifications-whats-the-difference

Crawford, L. (2007). State testing accommodations: A look at their value and validity. Retrieved on March 1, 2012, from http://www.ncld.org/images/stories/OnCapitolHill/PolicyRelatedPublications/
StateTestingAccomodations/StateTestingAccommodations.pdf

DeRuvo, S. L. (2007, July). Standards-based instruction: Is it possible for students with disabilities? PowerPoint presentation and Webinar. Retrieved on March 1, 2012, from http://www.schoolsmovingup.net/cs/smu/view/e/1968

Diament, M. (2015). New rule ends “modified” tests for students with disabilities. Disability Scoop. Retrieved on September 11, 2015, from http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2015/08/24/new-rule-ends-modified-tests/20589/

Elliott, J., Ysseldyke, J., Thurlow, M., & Erikson, R. (n.d.). What about assessment and accountability?: Practical implications for educators. TEACHING Exception Children, 31(2), 20–27.

Elliott, S. N., Beddow, P. A., Kurtz, A., & Kettler, R. J. (eds.). (2011). Handbook of Accessible Achievement Tests for All Students: Bridging the Gaps Between Research, Practice, and Policy. New York: Springer.

Elliott, S. N., & Marquart, A. M. (2004). Extended time as a testing accommodation: Its effects and perceived consequences. TEACHING Exceptional Children, 70(3), 349–367.

ESEA reauthorization: Standards and assessments: Hearing before the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, U.S. Senate (2010) (written testimony of Martha L. Thurlow).

Jablonski, B., Potts, E., & Wiley, A. (n.d.). Providing access to assessment: How should IEP teams make decisions about accommodations. Retrieved on March 1, 2012, from doe.sd.gov/oats/documents/Providing.pdf

Kettler, R. J. (2012). Testing accommodations: Theory and research to inform practice. International Journal of Disability, Development, and Education, 5(1), 53–66.

Luke, S. D., & Schwartz, A. (2007). Assessment & accommodations. Evidence for Education, 2(1). Retrieved on March 1, 2012, from http://nichcy.org/research/ee/assessment-accommodations

National Center on Education Outcomes. (n.d.). Participation of students with disabilities: FAQ. Retrieved on March 1, 2012, from http://www.osepideasthatwork.org/parentkit/disabilities_students_faq.asp

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities. (2010, December). Accommodations in assessment. Retrieved on March 1, 2012, from http://nichcy.org/schoolage/iep/iepcontents/assessment

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities. (2010, December). Supports, modifications, and accommodations for students. Retrieved on March 1, 2012, from http://nichcy.org/schoolage/accommodations

Quenemoen, R., & Thurlow, M. (2007). Learning opportunities for your child through alternate assessments. Retrieved on March 1, 2012, from http://www2.ed.gov/parents/needs/speced/learning/index.html

Salend, S. J. (2008). Determining appropriate testing accommodations. TEACHING Exceptional Children, 40(4), 14–22. Retrieved on March 1, 2012, from http://teacherweb.stcharles.k12.mo.us/sped/
professional_development/determing_testing_accomodations.pdf

Schools Moving Up/ WestEd. (January 12, 2011). Accommodating students with disabilities: Resources from two states and perspectives on the future of accommodations [Webinar]. Retrieved on March 1, 2012, from http://www.schoolsmovingup.net/cs/smu/view/e/4841

South Carolina Department of Education. (2010, February). Accommodations manual: A guide to selecting, administering, and evaluating the use of test administration accommodations for students with disabilities. Retrieved on March 1, 2012, from http://ed.sc.gov/agency/programs-services/172/documents/AccomManualJan11.pdf

Thompson, S. J. (n.d.). An introduction to assessment accommodations. Retrieved on March 1, 2012, from http://www.specialconnections.ku.edu/~kucrl/cgi-bin/drupal/?q=assessment/assessment_accommodations

U.S. Department of Education. (2007, July). Additional Title I provisions included in the regulation package on modified academic achievement standards. Retrieved on March 1, 2012, from http://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/guid/040907-regs.doc

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. (n.d.). A decision framework for IEP teams related to methods for individual student participation in state accountability assessments. Retrieved on March 1, 2012, from http://www2.ed.gov/admins/lead/speced/toolkit/iep-teams.doc

Wright, D. B. (2003). Common definitions: Adaptations, accommodations, modifications. Retrieved on March 1, 2012, from www.pent.ca.gov/acc/commondefinitions_accom-mod.pdf

Additional Resources

Articles

Stretch, L. S., & Osborne, J. W. (2005). Extended time test accommodation: Direction for future research and practice. Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, 10(7). Retrieved on March 1, 2012, from http://pareonline.net/pdf/v10n8.pdf

I
n this article, the authors look at the practical and legal implications for the implementation of extended-time testing accommodations. Detailed observations include “What Do Accommodations Do to Test Standardization?” and “What Do Accommodations Do to Test Validity?” among much else.

Books

Cahalan, C., & Cook, L. L. (2007). Large scale assessments and accommodations: What works? Arlington, VA: Council for Exceptional Children.

This book-length work represents a wealth of information from some twenty-five authors on the ins-and-outs of large-scale assessments and the most effective way to implement them on at the district and statewide levels.

Kettler, R. J., & Elliott, S. N. (2010). Assessment accommodations for children with special needs. In International Encyclopedia of Education, pp. 530–536.

This short article presents a cogent and useful overview of accommodations for children with disabilities and other exceptionalities and stands as a worthwhile starting place for those who wish to learn more about accommodations and how and why they are implemented.

Online Resources

The Advocacy Institute. (October 9, 2007). Alternate assessments based on modified achievement standards [Webinar]. Retrieved on March 1, 2012, from http://www.advocacyinstitute.org/academy/Oct07PTIAAMAS/

This informative Webinar, hosted by the Advocacy Institute, features expert opinion and advice on alternate assessments from Kathleen Boundy, Co-Director of the Center for Law and Education, Connie Hawkins, Director of Technical Assistance Centers, Regions 2–3, Sue Rigney, U.S. Dept. of Education, and Martha Thurlow, Director of the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO).

Christensen, L. L., Lail, K. E., & Thurlow, M. L. (2007, April). Hints and tips for addressing accommodations issues for peer review. Retrieved on March 1, 2012, from http://www.cehd.umn.edu/NCEO/onlinepubs/PeerReviewAccomm.pdf

The necessity and implementation of statewide accommodations has necessitated also that schools, districts, and states respond to peer-review challenges of same. This handout from the National Center on Educational Outcomes is a resource to help schools to answer the most-likely questions to arise from that process.

Elliott, S. N., Kratochwill, T. R., Schulte, A. G. (1999). Assessment accommodations checklist. Monterey, CA: CTB/ McGraw-Hill. Retrieved on March 13, 2012, from https://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/wp-content/uploads/modules/agc/pdfs/assess_accom_chklist.pdf#content

This handy and compact at-a-glance resource will be helpful to teachers as they navigate the myriad of possible accommodations that might accompany classroom assessments. Here users will find rubrics for “Schedule Accommodations,” “Setting Accommodations,” and “Test Format Accommodations,” among many others.

National Center on Educational Outcomes. (n.d.). Alternate assessments. Retrieved from https://nceo.info/Assessments/alternate_assessments

Visit this page of the NCEO’s online home for information on alternate assessments based on the Alternate Achievement Standards (AA-AAS), an assessment designed for students with significant cognitive disabilities. Links to other assessments and resources can also be found.

Thompson, S. J., Morse, A. B., Sharpe, M., & Hall, S. (2005, August). Accommodations manual: How to select, administer, and evaluate use of accommodations for instruction and assessment of students with disabilities. Retrieved on March 1, 2012, from http://www.ccsso.org/Documents/2005/Accommodations_Manual_How_2005.pdf

This helpful and highly detailed offering seeks to create a meticulous five-step process whereby IEP teams can assess the effectiveness and general utility of testing accommodations for students with disabilities. Included are ruminations on the current realities of federal law regarding educational outcomes and testing, as well as notes on documenting students’ accommodations on their IEP and 504 plans.

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. (n.d.). Accommodations: Questions for parents to ask about school adaptations. Retrieved on October 12, 2016, from https://www.osepideasthatwork.org/node/118

To help the parents and guardians of students to untangle the often-confusing details of testing accommodations as they pertain to education outcomes and current federal law, OSEP offers this online resource. On hand here are questions related to the necessity, nature, and content of instructional accommodations that parents can use to gain a better and clearer understanding of what they are and why they are used.

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. (n.d.). Tool kit on teaching and assessing students with disabilities. Retrieved on October 12, 2016, from https://www.osepideasthatwork.org/federal-resources-stakeholders/tool-kits/tool-kit-teaching-and-assessing-students-disabilities

This impressive collection of resources and links attempts to answer the most pressing questions about teaching and assessing students with disabilities and other exceptionalities as a means of helping parents to navigate the sometimes confusing practice of testing accommodations and the federal law pertaining to them.

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