1% Toolkit: Developing an Assessment Participation Action Plan: A Tool for District Leaders (NCEO Tool #14)

Part of the 1% Toolkit series.
Kathy J Strunk, Tiffany Katanyoutanant, Andrew R Hinkle, Markie McNeilly, Virginia A Ressa, Sylvia Kwon, Sheryl Lazarus, Katherine Nagle, Martha L Thurlow, Bryan Hemberg


The purpose of this resource is to provide a tool for districts that wish to improve student assessment participation. The tool provides guidance on how district leaders can develop an assessment participation action plan and describes a series of steps that support the development of the action plan. States may customize the tool as needed to meet their needs. This resource was developed through a collaborative process with the 49 states participating in NCEO’s 1% Cap Community of Practice (CoP) during its bi-weekly webinar calls in 2021 and 2022.


April 2023 
Tool or Toolkit 
Number 14
National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO)


  • Educational accountability and assessment
    • Assessment Participation
    • Students with Disabilities
    • Alternate Assessments