Keeping Score for All: The Effects of Inclusion and Accommodation Policies on Large-Scale Educational Assessment

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U.S. public schools are responsible for educating large numbers of English language learners and students with disabilities. This book considers policies for including students with disabilities and English language learners in assessment programs. It also examines the research findings on testing accommodations and their effect on test performance.

Keeping Score for All discusses the comparability of states’ policies with each other and with the National Assessment of ...

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Overview

U.S. public schools are responsible for educating large numbers of English language learners and students with disabilities. This book considers policies for including students with disabilities and English language learners in assessment programs. It also examines the research findings on testing accommodations and their effect on test performance.

Keeping Score for All discusses the comparability of states’ policies with each other and with the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) policies and explores the impact of these differences on the interpretations of NAEP results. The book presents a critical review of the research literature and makes suggestions for future research to evaluate the validity of test scores obtained under accommodated conditions. The book concludes by proposing a new framework for conceptualizing accommodations. This framework would be useful both for policymakers, test designers, and practitioners in determining appropriate accommodations for specific assessments and for researchers in planning validity studies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780309092531
  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • Publication date: 9/2/2004
  • Pages: 150
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 10
2 Characteristics of the students, the assessments, and commonly used accommodations 18
3 Participation in NAEP and other large-scale assessments 41
4 Factors that affect the accuracy of NAEP's estimates of achievement 62
5 Available research on the effects of accommodations on validity 85
6 Articulating validation arguments 103
7 Implications of the committee's conclusions and recommendations 123
App Biographical sketches of committee members and staff 133
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