Book 2011

Handbook of Accessible Achievement Tests for All Students

Bridging the Gaps Between Research, Practice, and Policy

ISBN: 978-1-4419-9355-7 (Print) 978-1-4419-9356-4 (Online)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv

  2. No Access

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    Pages 1-16

    Creating Access to Instruction and Tests of Achievement: Challenges and Solutions

  3. Government Policies & Legal Considerations

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 17-17

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      Pages 19-32

      U.S. Policies Supporting Inclusive Assessments for Students with Disabilities

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      Pages 33-67

      U.S. Legal Issues in Educational Testing of Special Populations

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      Pages 69-81

      IEP Team Decision-Making for More Inclusive Assessments: Policies, Percentages, and Personal Decisions

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      Pages 83-96

      Australian Policies to Support Inclusive Assessments

  4. Classroom Connections

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 97-97

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      Pages 99-129

      Access to What Should Be Taught and Will Be Tested: Students’ Opportunity to Learn the Intended Curriculum

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      Pages 131-146

      Instructional Adaptations: Accommodations and Modifications That Support Accessible Instruction

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      Pages 147-159

      Test-Taking Skills and Their Impact on Accessibility for All Students

  5. Test Design & Innovative Practices

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 161-161

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      Pages 163-182

      Accessibility Theory: Guiding the Science and Practice of Test Item Design with the Test-Taker in Mind

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      Pages 183-200

      Validity Evidence for Making Decisions About Accommodated and Modified Large-Scale Tests

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      Pages 201-216

      Item-Writing Practice and Evidence

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      Pages 217-230

      Language Issues in the Design of Accessible Items

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      Pages 231-241

      Effects of Modification Packages to Improve Test and Item Accessibility: Less Is More

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      Pages 243-254

      Including Student Voices in the Design of More Inclusive Assessments

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      Pages 255-273

      Computerized Tests Sensitive to Individual Needs

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      Pages 275-292

      The 6D Framework: A Validity Framework for Defining Proficient Performance and Setting Cut Scores for Accessible Tests

  6. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 293-293

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      Pages 295-317

      Implementing Modified Achievement Tests: Questions, Challenges, Pretending, and Potential Negative Consequences

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      Pages 319-328

      Accessible Tests of Student Achievement: Access and Innovations for Excellence

  7. Back Matter

    Pages 329-341