Accessibility, Assessment, and the Law - What State Leaders Need to Know

This webinar by Martha Thurlow and Sheryl Lazarus from the National Center on Educational Outcomes provides viewers with a quick, yet comprehensive, overview of the paradigm shift in how accessibility features and accommodations are provided as states move toward technology-based assessments. This session will provide you with the information you need to confidently provide guidance and technical assistance to LEAs regarding accessibility and accommodations. Learn about the legislative requirements and the role of UDL in the design and delivery of assessments contained in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Also, hear about issues of accommodation related to other assessments, e.g., SATs and ACTs that are being used to determine academic progress in schools throughout the nation.

Martha Thurlow is Director and Sheryl Lazarus is Associate Director of the National Center on Educational Outcomes. NCEO works to improve the educational outcomes of students with disabilities, including English learners with disabilities, with a focus on their inclusion in assessments and accountability systems.