High-Stakes Assessment

Martha Thurlow, University of Minnesota
Alert Issue 4, Spring 2001

IDEA 97 requires that all students with disabilities participate in regular state and district assessments, unless their IEP indicates that they are unable to participate. Most students with LD are able to participate, given appropriate testing accommodations. Unfortunately, we still do not have uniform guidelines or empirical validation regarding appropriate testing accommodations.

High-Stakes Assessment - Alert Issue 4

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