General Guidelines for Assessing Students with Low-Incidence Disabilities

When assessing students with low-incidence disabilities, it is important to remember that the purpose of assessment is to gain an accurate understanding of their functioning across domains and settings. All measures used in assessment should be chosen specifically for the purpose of understanding student strengths and needs, rather than for obtaining merely a numerical score. This guide was made by the National Center on Low-Incidence Disabilities (now the National Center on Severe and Sensory Disabilities), which lists various tips for how to build and execute a proper assessment.