National Assessment Center (NAC)


Gathers and disseminates research-based information on the inclusion of K-12 students with disabilities in State-level assessments aligned to academic content standards, and provides technical assistance for States and Consortia to support appropriate inclusion of students with disabilities in existing and emerging high quality assessment systems.

Martha L Thurlow
Martha L Thurlow
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education


Michael L Moore :: Editor/Writer

Deb Albus :: Research Fellow

Chris Rogers :: Research Fellow

Yi-Chen Wu :: Research Associate

Martha L Thurlow :: Senior Research Associate

Sheryl Lazarus :: Senior Research Associate

Debbie Hansen :: Executive Ofc and Admin Spec


  • Culture and diversity
    • Cultural competence
      • English language learners (ELLs)
        • Immigrants
          • Other cultural groups
          • Education practices (K12 and transition)
            • Accommodations and supports
            • Educational accountability and assessment
              • Accommodations and supports
                • Accountability
                  • Assessment (large-scale, alternate)
                    • Diplomas and Graduation Requirements
                      • IDEA
                        • Progress monitoring
                          • Public reporting
                            • Quality outcomes
                              • State Performance Plans and Annual Performance Reports (SPP/APR)
                              • Specific disability
                                • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
                                  • Emotional/behavioral disorder (EBD)
                                    • Hearing and/or vision loss
                                      • Intellectual/developmental disability (IDD)
                                        • Learning disabilities
                                          • Multiple disabilities
                                            • Other health impairment
                                              • Physical disability
                                              • Specific life stage
                                                • Adolescents and young adults
                                                  • Children


                                                  • Dissemination
                                                    • Evaluation
                                                      • Technical assistance