• Principal Editor/Writer
Email
moore031@umn.edu
Phone
+1 612-626-0546
Address
Inst on Community Integration/NCEO
Room 215C PtH [map]
150 Pillsbury Dr SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Michael Moore, serves as the Communications Director for the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO), and is an award-winning writer who has published articles, essays, and stories in local and nationally published newspapers, magazines, literary journals, and books. He received a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at Hamline University and is the recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Fellowship. Michael oversees NCEO's publishing efforts, websites, and media relations.

Projects

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National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO)

Provides national leadership in designing and building educational assessments and accountability systems that appropriately monitor educational results.

Project

General Supervision Enhancement Grant (GSEG) on behalf of the Alabama State Department of Education [Archived]

Developed high-quality assessment and instructional systems for students with disabilities whose progress is such that they are not likely to reach grade-level proficiency in the same time frame as…

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

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…

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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…

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Data Informed Accessibility - Making Optimal Needs-based Decisions (DIAMOND)

Intends to improve the validity of assessment results and interpretations for students with documented needs by developing guidelines for making informed decisions about accessibility features and…

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Accommodations Monitoring Project [Archived]

Developed materials for states to use to improve the monitoring of accommodations for instruction and assessment.

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TIES Center: Increasing Time, Instructional Effectiveness, Engagement, and State Support for Inclusive Practices for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities

Creates sustainable changes in school and district educational systems so that students with significant cognitive disabilities can fully engage in the same instructional and non-instructional…

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Multi-State GSEG Consortium Towards a Defensible Alternate Assessment Based on Modified Achievement Standards (AA-MAS) [Archived]

Studied state data on students with disabilities, the consequences of assessment options, and possible instruction and assessment changes for these students. More specifically, the project…

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National Technical Assistance Center on Assessment for Children with Disabilities [Archived]

Conducted information gathering and needs assessments, provided technical assistance, and engaged in dissemination to improve results for students with disabilities by increasing their…

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Technology Assisted Reading Assessment (TARA) [Archived]

Engaged in research and development to improve reading assessments for students with visual impairments or blindness, examining the properties of existing assessments for these students and…

Project

Partnership for Accessible Reading Assessment (PARA) [Archived]

Engaged in research on and development of accessible reading assessments to provide a valid demonstration of reading proficiency for increasingly diverse populations of students in public schools,…

Products

Universal Design Online Manual

A tool outlining steps that states can take to ensure universal design of assessments. The recommendations can be used for both computer and paper-based assessments. The authors recommend that…

Published: 2006

NCEO Policy Directions: Using Systematic Item Selection Methods to Improve Universal Design of Assessments (#18)

This year 2006 report provides an overview of assessment item selection methods that optimize universal design and makes recommendations.

Published: September 2006

NCEO Policy Directions: Using Computer-based Tests with Students with Disabilities (#15)

This year 2003 report presents factors to consider in the design of computer-based testing for all students, including students with disabilities and English learners.

Published: January 2003

NCEO Data Analytics: Graduation Policies for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities Who Participate in States' AA-AAS (#1)

An online, interactive brief presenting the results of NCEO's analysis of states' graduation policies for their students with significant cognitive disabilities who participate in the alternate…

Published: March 2015

NCEO Data Analytics: 2012-13 Publicly Reported Assessment Results for Students with Disabilities and ELLs with Disabilities (#2)

An interactive, online brief analyzing public reporting practices for assessment data for students with disabilities in K-12 schools in the United States. This interactive brief is based on NCEO…

Published: August 2015

NCEO Framework for Educational Accountability

This 1998 paper describes a revised framework for educational accountability, which started with outcomes and indicators. The revised framework can be adapted for system-wide or individual…

Published: May 1998

NCEO Framework for Educational Accountability: Post-School Outcomes

This 1998 document extends the NCEO Framework for Educational Accountability, focusing on outcomes and indicators for the post-school individual, and examines the relationship between these…

Published: October 1998

National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) Website

A website presenting NCEO, which is a federally-funded technical assistance center that supports states and districts on issues related to inclusive assessments, particularly for students with...

Published: 2000

NCEO Data Analytics: State Assessment Participation and Performance of Students with IEPs 2013-2014 (#5)

This interactive report presents data on the participation and performance of student receiving special education services in statewide assessments used for Elementary and Secondary Education Act...

Published: February 2017

NCEO Newsletter: February 2018 issue

2018 greetings from NCEO. In this issue, a new webpage on the NCEO website is highlighted, as well as a new report on states' alternate assessment based on alternate achievement standards (AA-AAS)...

Published: February 2018

NCEO Data Analytics: State Assessment Participation and Performance of Students with IEPs, 2014-2015 (#6)

This interactive report presents data on the participation and performance of students receiving special education services in statewide assessments used for Elementary and Secondary Education Act...

Published: June 2018

NCEO Data Analytics: State Assessment Participation and Performance of Students with IEPs, 2015-2016 (#7)

This interactive report presents data on the participation and performance of students receiving special education services in statewide assessments used for Elementary and Secondary Education Act...

Published: July 2018

Activities

  • Dissemination