Students with Disabilities
Valid, reliable measurement requires special consideration during test development & administration.
The principles of Universal Design support the development of assessments that are accessible to all students. Research in the use of accommodations during test administration is intended to support the validity of inferences based on test results. Federal policy requiring states to assess all students and to report the disaggregated results of students with disabilities motivated an increase in research conducted in this area, which in turn has improved skills measurement for students with disabilities.
DRC|CTB understands the need to include all students in large-scale testing programs as part of the educational process.
We provide information that can serve as a starting point and a continuing reference for school board members, educators, and policy leaders as they design, develop, and implement assessment programs.