Featured Resource

Displaying
results

Getting Ready for the 2021-22 School Year: FAQs about Testing Children with Disabilities

The 2020-21 school year was an unprecedented year with many districts implementing virtual learning, and with some districts moving back and forth between in-person and distance learning. Now, as children return to school in Fall 2021, it is critical that states and districts gather information on what children with disabilities have learned and where they need more support to meet standards-based learning goals. With this information, educators can make changes to current programs and to instruction to address children’s needs. Both formal and informal tests are important tools for gathering information.

This brief from NCEO answers frequently asked questions about whether (and how!) to test children with disabilities. The FAQ notes in particular that individualized education program (IEP) teams may need to revisit a child’s IEP before making test participation decisions. IEPs written before the COVID-19 pandemic may no longer address an individual child’s needs after the pandemic. For a list of the FAQs posed and to connect with the brief, read more here.

Interactive Guide to School Choice: Public and Private School Choice

School choice comes in many different forms, and all 50 states plus the District of Columbia provide parents the ability to send their child to a school outside their neighborhood in some way. Charter schools, magnet schools, open enrollment programs, and state turnaround districts all provide public school options to parents. School vouchers, education savings accounts, and scholarship tax credit programs expand those choices to include private schools.

In the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)’s interactive guide to school choice, you can: (a) click on a state to see a profile of all the school choice programs offered in that state;(b) click on a type of school choice policy for an explanation as well as a map of all the states that have enacted that policy; and (c) find many additional resources that explore these policies further.

Visit the Interactive Guide and explore!

Search within Results

Refine Results

Audiences
Formats
Languages
Produced By
Highly Rated