Wednesday, September 18, 2013

New 'Double-Testing' Flexibility and Students With Disabilities

My colleague Catherine Gewertz blogged earlier today that states have been given the option by the Education Department of suspending for one year their own state exams for the 2013-14 school year, if they are administering the Common Core field tests being designed by the two common-assessment consortia in math and English/language arts.
Digging further into the guidance from the department released Tuesday, this one-year flexibility waiver—intended to help states avoid "double-testing" their students—has some particular points relevant for students with disabilities. Among them:
Read more of Christina Samuels On Special Education article HERE.

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