Assessment accommodations for children with special needs

R. J. Kettler, S. N. Elliott

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

4 Scopus citations


Assessment accommodations have become a very active area of educational research in recent years, due to federal legislation (e.g., the 1997 - Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the 2001 - No Child Left Behind act) that has increased their importance in large-scale assessments. Assessment accommodations are changes in the standard assessment process made because an individual's disability requires changes for the test to be a valid measure. The theoretical underpinnings and important findings in this research area, as well as suggested future directions, are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of Education
PublisherElsevier Ltd.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9780080448947
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Accommodation
  • Achievement
  • Alternate assessment
  • Differential boost
  • Disabilities
  • Modifications
  • Performance
  • Proficiency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)


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