Key elements of the new Every Student Succeeds Act are summarized in this Education Week article. A short video unpacks the details of the new law and what it means for schools, educators, and students.
Smarter Balanced New Digital Library Webinars
Smarter Balanced is hosting new Digital Library Spotlight Webinar series: one from Illustrative Mathematics and another on Supporting Students with Disabilities. The Spotlight Webinars are facilitated by national experts and innovative practitioners and highlight Digital Library resources related to relevant topics.
Registration for the webinars is required. Details about the two Spotlight series, including dates, times, and links to register for the webinars, are included in links above.
NCSC, the multi-state testing consortium that delivers online alternate assessments to students with significant cognitive disabilities, has announced that it will release its Assessment System as open-source software this summer. Read the press release (linked above) to find out more on features included in the NCSC Assessment System.
This poster presentation by the National Center on Educational Outcomes provides a five-step, decision-making process for school and district educators to use when selecting accommodations for assessments based on the Common Core State Standards.
Mapping Learning for Students with Cognitive Disabilities
Read this recent article from the Lawrence Journal-World on the development of Dynamic Learning Maps, a computer program to measure the progress of students with cognitive disabilities.