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Measuring the Outliers

Content type: Journal Article
Out-of-level testing is an underused strategy for addressing the needs of students who score in the extremes, and when used wisely it could provide educators with a much more accurate picture of what students know. Out-of-level testing has been shown to be...

The 2% Transition

Content type: Journal Article
New regulations require a transition away from the alternate assessment based on modified achievement standards (AA-MAS). Students who previously participated in this option will be required to take the regular state assessments aligned with college- and...

To Adapt or Not to Adapt

Content type: Journal Article
When implementing evidence-based practices (EBPs), experts assert adaptations (deliberate or accidental changes to EBPs) are an inevitable part of the implementation process. Some adaptations are undesirable and should be avoided. Others, however, may...

Evaluating Special Educator Effectiveness

Content type: Journal Article
States are increasingly using value-added approaches to evaluate teacher effectiveness. There is much debate regarding whether these methods should be employed and, if employed, what role such methods should play in comprehensive teacher evaluation systems...

Office for Civil Rights Submits Annual Report to Congress

Content type: SET Blog
Posted:  5 August, 2020
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released its Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2019, which details OCR’s work regarding processing student complaints, closing investigations, and documenting the measures taken to ensure schools protect student’s civil rights...

GAO Report on School Building Accessibility

Content type: SET Blog
Posted:  5 August, 2020
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released School Districts Need Better Information to Help Improve Access for People with Disabilities, a report requested by House Education and Labor Committee Chairman Bobby Scott (D-VA) that focuses on the...

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