Improving the Validity of Assessment Results for English Language Learners with Disabilities (IVARED)

Description

Creates a consortium of states (Arizona, Minnesota, Maine, Michigan, and Washington) to address the validity of assessment results of English language learners (ELLs) with disabilities in statewide accountability assessments. Activities include:

  • Examining the characteristics of the students and their performance
  • Improving the process for making decisions about participation and accommodations via expert panel input and studies of decision making
  • Developing principles to guide the assessment of ELLs with disabilities.

The information produced through these activities will help all states to develop validity arguments for their assessments and assessment practices for ELLs with disabilities.

This project was archived on 2019-09-03T00:00:00.000-05:00

Contact
Kristin K Liu PhD
Director
Martha L Thurlow
Website
www.ivared.info/
Subcontract from
Minnesota Department of Education
Funder
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
Collaborators
Arizona Department of Education
Maine Department of Education
Michigan Department of Education
Minnesota Department of Education
State of Washington, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

Staff

Michael L Moore

Michael L Moore :: Principal Editor/Writer


Deb Albus

Deb Albus :: Research Fellow


Kristin K Liu PhD

Kristin K Liu PhD :: Senior Research Associate


Yi-Chen Wu

Yi-Chen Wu :: Research Associate


Martha L Thurlow

Martha L Thurlow :: Senior Research Associate


Staff

Linda S Goldstone :: Research Fellow


Product

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities on State English Language Proficiency Assessments: A Review of 2011 State Policies

A report documenting states' participation and accommodation policies for English language learners (ELLs) with disabilities on their English Language Proficiency (ELP) assessments. The states'…Published: August 2013

Voices From the Field: Making State Assessment Decisions for English Language Learners With Disabilities

A report describing an activity undertaken by the Improving the Validity of Assessment Results for ELLs with Disabilities (IVARED) project, which is a consortium of the five states of Arizona,...

Published: 2013

IVARED Learning Module

A set of five online learning modules helping educators look at issues surrounding students who are English language learners (ELLs) with disabilities. Access to the modules is free and open to all...

Published: 2013

Including Students who are Deaf or Hard-of-hearing in English Language Proficiency Assessments: A Review of State Policies

A report documenting participation and accommodation policies for English language learners (ELLs) who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing (HH) on English language proficiency (ELP) assessments used for Title...

Published: 2014

Including Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired in English Language Proficiency Assessments: A Review of State Policies

A report updating information on state participation and accommodations policies for English language learners (ELLs) who are Blind/Visually Impaired (VI) on English language proficiency (ELP)...

Published: August 2014

IVARED Website

A website presenting the Improving the Validity of Assessment Results for English Language Learners with Disabilities (IVARED) project, which aims to answer three questions:

  1. Who are English...
Published: 2012

Topics

  • Culture and diversity
    • English language learners (ELLs)
    • Educational accountability and assessment
      • Accommodations and supports
        • Accountability