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


Establishes 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 are struggling to meaningfully assess academic progress in basic subjects. In this project, University faculty at UMN and KSPU conduct 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 :: Information Technology Director

Brian H Abery :: Research Manager 3

Renata Ticha :: Research Associate

Partner staff


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


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