Federal Reports on Reading Issues

Reading Software: Finding the Right Program

By: National Center for Technology Innovation (2008)

With the range and variety of commercial software products on the shelves today, how can an educator or parent choose a program that will most benefit a particular student? Where are product reviews that can inform the decision?

No Child Left Behind: Determining Appropriate Assessment Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

By: Candace Cortiella (2005)

Assessment accommodations help people with learning disabilities display their skills accurately on examinations. Teachers, learn how to test the true knowledge of your students. Don't test their ability to write quickly if you want to see their science skills! Parents, these pointers will help you assure that your children are tested fairly.

Understanding Assessment Options for IDEA-eligible Students

By: Candace Cortiella (2005)

The No Child Left Behind law requires each school test students in Reading/Language Arts & Math each year in grades 3-8, and at least once more in grades 10-12. In some cases, children eligible for Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) services may be able to access testing accommodations or even alternate tests, but parents need to fully understand the implications and potential consequences of participation in the various testing options.

No Child Left Behind: Making the Most of Options for IDEA-eligible Students

By: Candace Cortiella (2005)

If a Title I school repeatedly underperforms, federal law provides opportunities for students to change schools or obtain additional instructional support. This parent advocacy brief looks at the information parents of students with disabilities need to know and understand in order to maximize these options.

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