How can Ms. Flores and Mr. Ericson use the school summary data to guide their efforts to help improve the scores of students with disabilities?

Page 3: A First Glance at the Data

Ms. Flores and Mr. Ericson having a conversation and reviewing data.


  • Look for expected results.
  • Look for unexpected results.
  • Examine the errors made by significant numbers of students.


  • Recognize that most states and districts report only two elements required by law.
  • Identify the number of students with disabilities who took standardized tests.
  • Examine performance scores of students with disabilities.


  • Look for more in-depth information, such as:
    • The percentages of students with different categories of disabilities; and/or
    • The number of students receiving accommodations, by category of disability.
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