Principles and Characteristics of Inclusive Assessment Systems in a Changing Assessment Landscape
“This document is the fourth in a series of Principles documents produced by the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO). NCEO revisited and revised its 2008 Principles for inclusive assessment systems to respond to the many changes in the current educational assessment context. The revised Principles reflect a broader perspective that acknowledges that the Principles should apply not only for students with disabilities but also for English learners (ELs) and ELs with disabilities, as well as to all types of assessments in assessment systems. Similar to previous documents, it is designed to identify the principles and characteristics of inclusive assessment systems.”
This resource is of high quality, detailing the attributes of the new principles for inclusive assessment systems in order to enable all students to demonstrate what they know and can do. It communicates these concepts in an accessible manner by utilizing tables and diagrams. This resource is of high utility for educators engaged in decision-making for assessment accessibility. It has the potential to positively affect a broad range of students’ learning as accessibility measures are appropriately taken to assess their knowledge and skills more accurately.