National Technical Assistance Center on Assessment for Children with Disabilities


Conducted information gathering and needs assessments, provided technical assistance, and engaged in dissemination to improve results for students with disabilities by increasing their participation rates in high-quality assessment and accountability systems, improving the quality of assessments in which they participate, improving the capacity of states to meet data collection requirements, and strengthening accountability for results.

This project was archived on 2014-05-02T00:00:00-05:00

Martha L Thurlow, Sheryl Lazarus
Martha L Thurlow
Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education
Council of Chief State School Officers
National Association of State Directors of Special Education


Michael L Moore :: Editor/Writer

Deb Albus :: Research Fellow

Chris Rogers :: Research Fellow

Kristin K Liu PhD :: Senior Research Associate

Yi-Chen Wu :: Research Associate

Martha L Thurlow :: Senior Research Associate

Melissa J Critchley :: Office Manager

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
          • 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


                                            • Dissemination
                                              • Evaluation
                                                • Technical assistance