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These links may be of interest to people who want to learn more about AOA. If you believe there are other resources that should be listed, but are not, please contact us at AOA@wcer.wisc.edu.

General Resources

Legislation

Alternate Assessment

Accommodations

General Acheivement/Large Scale Assessment

Text and Professional Development Resources

 


General Resources

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
This site links to the CEC, the largest professional and advocacy resource serving children with disabilities. CEC also publishes the AOA book, and hosts the AOA Internet course.

AOA book
This link provides information about the AOA book, and how to order a copy.

AOA Internet Course
This link provides information about the AOA Internet course, and how to enroll.

US Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs
The link to the agency that funds the AOA program evaluation; full of resources related to students with disabilities including laws, regulations, research, and resources for educators, parents, and others.

Wisconsin Center for Education Research
WCER hosts the AOA research project, and is a national leader in research on education.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison
The home site for the university that supports the WCER, AOA researchers, and staff.

National Center for Educational Outcomes (NCEO)
The National Center on Educational Outcomes provides national leadership in the participation of students with disabilities in national and state assessments, standards-setting efforts, and graduation requirements.

IDEA practices
A site supporting the implementation of IDEA (the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) through multiple means and resources, from practice to policy.

Achieve, Inc.
Achieve, Inc., is an independent, bipartisan, nonprofit organization that helps states raise academic standards, measure performance against those standards, establish clear accountability for results and strengthen public confidence in our education system.

Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)
CCSSO is a national nonprofit organization composed of public officials who are responsible for elementary and secondary education throughout the US. This is a good site for links to state departments of education, and for resources related to school improvement from the eyes of large district and state administrators.

Thomas B. Fordham Foundation
The Thomas B. Fordham Foundation supports research, publications, and action projects of national significance in elementary/secondary education reform. It is an excellent site for on-line articles, books, and chapters addressing educational accountability, testing, and reform.

National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB)
The Governing Board is an independent, bipartisan group whose members include governors, state legislators, local and state school officials, educators, business representatives, and members of the general public. Congress created the 26-member Governing Board in 1988 to set policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) -- commonly known as the "The Nation's Report Card."

ERICAE Net
Clearinghouse for Assessment Related Information and News

Education and Assessment Real Time Newsfeed via ERIC

National Association of Test Directors
Includes links to online assessment and evaluation resources.

National Center on Educational Outcomes
Provides national leadership in the identification of outcomes and indicators to monitor educational results for all students, including students with disabilities.

Quality Counts
A report card on the condition of public education in the 50 States. From Education Week on the Web, in collaboration with the Pew Charitable Trusts.






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Bill introduced by Senator Paul Wellstone (D-MN) concerning high stakes testing Fairness and Accuracy in Student Testing Act (pdf format)

Official No Child Left Behind Website
Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act

Find out what No Child Left Behind Means for Your State

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Education Week on the Web
Updates on Quality Counts 2001: Standards Tests & Tools to Succeed

White House Information on Education Reforms

Questions and Answers about Provisions in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997 Related to Students with Disabilities and State and District-wide Assessments: OSEP Memorandum 00-24

IDEA 97 Final Regulation Sections Dealing with Assessment and Accommodations

a)PART 300 Subpart B- State and Local Eligibility: Specific Conditions

300.138 Participation in assessments

300.139 Reports relating to assessments

b)PART 300 Subpart C- Services: Individualized Education Programs

300.342(b) When IEPs must be in effect (Teachers informed of specific accommodations)

 

300.347(a)(5)(i) Content of IEP (Modifications in administration of assessments in IEP)

 

c) PART 300 Subpart E- Procedural Safeguards Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)

300.550 General LRE requirements
( Analysis of Comments, Discussions and Changes from Attachment 1)





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1. Link to State Websites On Alternate Assessment Information via NCEO

2. Further Information on the Participation of Students with Disabilities in Assessment

3. Ensuring Equity with Alternative Assessments
Research-based exploration of the advantages and limitations of alternative assessments.

4. Information on the Performance Assessment of Students with Disabilities

5. How to Conduct Alternate Assessments: Practices in Nine States

6. Who to Assess? State Practices in Determining Eligibility for Alternate Assessment




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1. National Center on Educational Outcomes Accommodations Bibliography.
The online accommodations bibliography allows users to search a compilation of empirical research studies on the effects of various testing accommodations for students with disabilities. http://education.umn.edu/NCEO/AccomStudies.htm

2. Making Assessment Accommodations: A Toolkit for Educators

3. A Summary of Research on Test Changes
An Empirical Basis for Defining Accommodations




General Achievement/Large Scale Assessment


View Your States Achievement Report Card

Reading Framework for the National Assessment of Educational Progress: 1992-2000

Mathematics Framework for the 1996 and 2000 National Assessment of Educational Progress

Science Framework for the 1996 and 2000 National Assessment of Educational Progress

Arts Education Assessment Framework for the 1997 National Assessment of Educational Progress

Civics Assessment Framework for the 1998 National Assessment of Educational Progress

Framework for the 2003 Foreign Language National Assessment of Educational Progress (Pre-Publication Edition)

Geography Framework for the 1994 and 2001 National Assessment of Educational Progress  




 

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Book Review by Linda Elman: Analyzing, Disaggregating, Reporting, and Interpreting Students' Achievement Test Results (pdf format)

Book Review: Classroom Assessment: What Every Teacher Should Know (pdf format)

 

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