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

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.