NCEO Policy Directions: Using Growth for Accountability - Considerations for Students with Disabilities (#21)

Part of the NCEO Policy Directions series.
Author(s)
Martha L Thurlow, Sheryl Lazarus, Rachel F Quenemoen, Ross Moen PhD

Description

A report providing considerations and recommendations on growth models for students with disabilities. The academic progress of students is an important indicator of educational success. For school accountability systems, using a growth model to report on a student's academic growth can be viewed as an addition to or a replacement for a status model. Status models compare the performance of a cohort of students in a grade one year with the performance of another cohort of students in the same grade the preceding year. Growth models typically track the achievement of individual students from year to year.

Details

Date
January 2010 
Type
Report 
Edition
Number 21
Publisher
National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO)

Topics

  • Educational accountability and assessment
    • Assessment Reporting
      • Standards and Accountability
        • Students with Disabilities
          • Test Design
          • Specific life stage
            • Adolescents and young adults
              • Children