Assessments of Students with Significant Disabilities: A Russia-U.S. Partnership (UPP)


Established a partnership between the University of Minnesota (UMN) and Krasnoyarsk State Pedagogical University (KSPU), Russia, to develop and evaluate a system of formative assessment suited for use with students with significant disabilities (e.g. intellectual and multiple disabilities). Given the special learning needs of such students, teachers in both countries struggle to meaningfully assess academic progress in basic subjects. In this project, University faculty at UMN and KSPU conducted joint research to develop and evaluate the technical properties of a technology-assisted, curriculum-based system of assessment designed to meaningfully assess students with significant disabilities.

This project was archived on 2019-08-28T00:00:00.000-05:00

Brian H Abery, Anastasia Mamaeva
Renata Ticha
Eurasia Foundation
Krasnoyarsk State Pedagogical University [Russian Federation]


Kristin Dean :: Director of Information Technology

Brian H Abery :: Senior Research Associate

Renata Ticha :: Senior Research Associate

Partner staff


  • Specific life stage
    • Children
    • Adolescents and young adults
  • Culture and diversity
    • International initiatives
  • Educational accountability and assessment
    • Progress monitoring
    • Assessment of individuals
  • Specific disability
    • Intellectual/developmental disability (IDD)
    • Multiple disabilities
  • International initiatives
    • Assessment


  • Research
  • Training and professional development
  • Technical assistance
  • Evaluation
  • Outreach