Assessment/Annual Testing

Assessment Policy Recommendation
Under federal law, all students—including students with disabilities—are required to be included in statewide assessment and accountability systems. Assessment provisions within the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) were intended to focus increased levels of attention on whether students were proficient, as measured against state reading and math standards. Due to this focus, many students with learning disabilities (LD) have greatly benefited from the use of assessment data to target instruction and interventions for students and professional development for teachers. This has expanded opportunities for improved academic achievement for all students, including those with LD.

NCLD provides key Policy Recommendations for statewide assessment and accountability systems for students with learning disabilities.

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