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Special Education State Assessments

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Special Education State Assessments

Federal law requires that all students be assessed annually to measure their progress toward mastery of grade level curriculum. Students with disabilities must be assessed in the same subject areas as their non-disabled peers. Assessment rules and guidelines allow for the use of accommodations to meet student needs. Accommodations used in testing must be routinely used by the student during classroom instruction and assessments. Students must meet specific criteria to use certain accommodations while taking state assessments. Some accommodations that are routinely used during instruction are not allowed during state assessments because they would invalidate the results.

For the most current information regarding state assessment for all students, including those served by Special Education, visit one of the following pages on the Texas Education Agency (TEA) website: