NCEO State Surveys: 1997 State Special Education Outcomes: A Report on State Activities During Educational Reform

Part of the NCEO State Surveys series.
Ron Erickson, Martha L Thurlow, Sarah Gutman, Lester Bentley,, Ellen Teelucksing


This report presents the results of the sixth survey of state activities in the assessment of educational outcomes for students with disabilities conducted by NCEO since 1991. NCEO sent the survey to directors of special education of all the 50 regular states and the 10 unique states that provide special education under the provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Results are presented in seven sections: (1) Students with disabilities and standards-based reform, (2) Measuring the participation of students with disabilities in statewide testing, (3) state activities in developing alternate assessments, (4) Using assessment results for students with disabilities, (5) Individualized Educational Programs and assessments, (6) Measuring non-academic outcomes for students with disabilities, and (7) Current issues and technical assistance needs.

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November 1997 
National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO)


  • Educational accountability and assessment
    • Accessibility & Accommodations
    • Assessment Participation
    • Assessment Reporting
    • Standards and Accountability
    • Students with Disabilities
    • Alternate Assessments