It has been one year since our first issue of the NCEO e-newsletter. We are excited about this one-year anniversary, and look forward to continued issues in the years to come.
In this issue, we highlight some of NCEO’s recent work on the upcoming survey of states, the transition from the AA-MAS, and sessions of interest at the National Conference on Student Assessment in New Orleans June 25-27.
Please forward this issue of NCEO’s e-newsletter to your colleagues. And, let us know about topics you would like to see addressed in future issues. Email us at nceo.umn.edu.
Successfully Transitioning Away from the
State teams came together in Atlanta, Georgia on February 11-12, 2014 to develop or refine plans that will facilitate the successful transition away from the 2% assessment—the alternate assessment based on modified achievement standards (AA-MAS). The NCEO website now has a webpage chock-full of resources for states transitioning away from the 2% assessment.
2014 NCEO Survey of States
Every two years, NCEO surveys states to gather information on trends in the large-scale assessment of students with disabilities. The survey focuses on topics such as assessment participation and performance, accessibility features and accommodations, and alternate assessments. The next survey will be sent in the fall of 2014.
NCEO at the National Conference on Student Assessment
The 2014 National Conference on Student Assessment (NCSA) is a primary forum for assessment practitioners to discuss what is happening in the world of educational assessment—what is new, what is going on at the state and federal levels, what works, and what does not. This year, NCSA is being held in New Orleans, LA on June 25-27. NCEO staff members are involved in several sessions listed here.