From the Introduction: "This paper was developed to provide guidance and recommendations about how to include special education in a comprehensive assessment system and avoid concerns about too much testing for students with disabilities who receive special education services. First, it provides a summary of the foundational information about students with disabilities and the assessment requirements for them. This summary is followed by guidance for including special education in a comprehensive assessment system."
This is a very helpful resource for districts participating in assessment inventories and building comprehensive assessment systems. It provides guidance on how to incorporate appropriate assessments for students with disabilities within a district-wide comprehensive assessment system. This resource is of high quality, with clearly stated goals and dependable information. The message is communicated with user-friendly tables and helpful graphics. It has high utility in that it is addressing an urgent need and has the potential to have a strong impact on students with disabilities.