The Participation of Students with Disabilities in Statewide Assessments. Special Education Directors’ Quarterly Meeting February 5-6, 2004. Purpose of Presentation. Result of survey conducted at previous Quarterly Meeting
Special Education Directors’
February 5-6, 2004
Student Profile Assessments
Setting the Goals
Annual Goals Based on Needs
(linked to state standards)Supported With
Impact of Exceptionality
Environment Necessary to Achieve Annual Goals
The decision considers:
on the Continuum
Aids & Supports
(for Teachers, AT, BIPs)
All-encompassing present levels set the baseline for Annual Goals.
Placement (services + environment) determines what it takes to meet Annual Goals.
Foreseeing the Goals
Looking back on the Goals
Services Corresponding to
Prior Written Notice of Actions Proposed—all options and proposals considered
Mandates participation in statewide assessments.
Mandates inclusion of scores for students with disabilities in accountability systems, which are largely based upon the results of statewide assessments.Legal Mandates
Do not change the construct of what is measured.
Used for equity and not advantage.
Allowable for use in state and district wide assessments
Do change the construct of what is measured.
Render results as invalid measure.
Not allowed for use in state and district wide assessment participationAccommodations vs. Modifications
Norm-Referenced Tests Assessments
Criterion Referenced Tests
NM Standards Based Assessment
NM Writing Assessment
NM Alternate Assessment
NM Alternate Assessment for WritingNM Statewide Assessments