NCEO Synthesis Reports: Dealing with Flexibility in Assessments for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (#60)

Part of the NCEO Synthesis Reports series.
Author(s)
Brian Gong, Scott Marion

Description

This year 2006 report presents an analysis of where flexibility is allowed or controlled (standardized) in the development of alternate assessments based on alternate achievement standards for students with significant cognitive disabilities. The authors identify key challenges in evaluating data and technical quality given the flexibility of this population's instructional goals. Further, they address specific points for policymakers and assessment leaders to consider regarding the degree of flexibility or standardization they might design into these alternate assessment systems, including clarifying state values and goals, research and development, assessment format, and evaluating technical quality.

Details

Date
June 2006 
Type
Report 
Edition
Number 60
Publisher
National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO)

Topics

  • Educational accountability and assessment
    • Intellectual/Cognitive Disability
      • Standards and Accountability
        • Test Design
        • Specific life stage
          • Adolescents and young adults
            • Children