OSERS‘ Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) appreciates the comments and suggestions posted in response to the RDA questions one, two, and three. OSEP will accept comments on question 4 until October 19, 2012.
RDA Question #4:
OSEP is committed to developing a results-driven accountability (RDA) system that leads to increased state and local capacity to improve academic results and functional outcomes for children with disabilities. As part of this effort, OSEP asked the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) to work with a small group of stakeholders and assessment experts to provide input on measures that could be used to review states’ performance results of their students with disabilities who receive special education services. The group’s recommendations are contained in a report, Using Assessment Data as Part of a Results-Driven Accountability System: Input from the NCEO Core Team (Word | PDF). In addition, OSEP asked NCEO to develop sample approaches for how measures included in the report could be used by OSEP, which are included in the companion report: Sample Approaches for Using Assessment Data as Part of a Results-Driven Accountability System (Word | PDF). What is your feedback on these reports? What other data sources may be useful as we move forward in the development of a RDA system?