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Students with disabilities (SD) and/or English language learners (ELL) assessed with accommodations, by type of primary accommodation, grades 4, 8, and 12 public and nonpublic schools: 1996-2005

The table below displays the percentages of SD and ELL students assessed with the variety of available accommodations. It should be noted that students assessed with accommodations typically received some combination of accommodations. The numbers and percentages presented in the table reflect only the primary accommodations provided. For example, students assessed in small groups (as compared with standard NAEP sessions of about 30 students) usually received extended time. In one-on-one administrations, students often received assistance in recording answers (e.g., use of a scribe or computer) and were afforded extra time. Extended time was considered the primary accommodation only when it was the sole accommodation provided. Additional tables showing types of accommodations by state or district are also available.

 

Percentages of public and nonpublic school students at grades 4, 8, and 12 identified as students with disabilities and/or English language learners and assessed in science with accommodations, by type of primary accommodation: Various years, 1996–2005
 

Accommodation

Grade 4 Grade 8 Grade 12
1996 2000 2005 1996 2000 2005 1996 2000 2005
SD and/or ELL Bilingual book 0.51 0.16 #
Bilingual dictionary # 0.03 0.02 0.11 0.11 0.15
Science glossary 0.59 0.12 0.01
Glossary/dictionary 0.31 0.17 0.02
Large-print book 0.01 0.03 0.03 0.03 # #
Extended time 0.64 0.55 1.43 0.45 0.36 1.76 0.32 0.51 1.98
Read aloud 0.52 0.29 0.35 0.15 0.23 0.33 0.07 0.06 0.13
Small group 2.36 1.67 6.13 1.51 1.44 5.45 0.35 0.93 2.77
One-on-one 0.21 0.62 0.41 0.09 0.09 0.29 0.18 0.10 0.15
Scribe/computer # 0.17 0.07 0.06 0.03 0.03
Breaks 0.03 0.03 0.03
Magnifying device # # #
School staff administers 0.19 0.09 0.04
Other 0.06 0.01 0.10 0.01 0.04 0.05 0.02 0.04 0.03
SD only Bilingual book 0.02 0.01 #
Bilingual dictionary # # # # # #
Science glossary 0.02 # #
Glossary/dictionary 0.02 0.01 #
Large-print book 0.01 0.03 0.03 0.03 # #
Extended time 0.64 0.53 0.82 0.45 0.35 1.34 0.32 0.47 1.66
Read aloud 0.52 0.29 0.27 0.15 0.19 0.27 0.07 0.06 0.11
Small group 2.36 1.60 5.25 1.51 1.43 5.12 0.35 0.93 2.56
One-on-one 0.21 0.62 0.39 0.09 0.09 0.28 0.18 0.10 0.15
Scribe/computer # 0.16 0.07 0.06 0.03 0.03
Breaks 0.03 0.03 0.03
Magnifying device # # #
School staff administers 0.17 0.09 0.04
Other 0.06 0.01 0.09 0.01 0.04 0.04 0.02 0.03 0.03
ELL only Bilingual book 0.51 0.11 0.16 #
Bilingual dictionary # 0.03 0.02 0.11 0.11 0.15
Science glossary 0.57 0.12 0.01
Glossary/dictionary 0.31 0.17 0.02
Large-print book # # # # # #
Extended time 0.04 0.02 0.69 0.03 0.02 0.53 0.02 0.04 0.46
Read aloud 0.08 # 0.09 0.06 0.07 0.07 # # 0.02
Small group 0.28 0.21 1.22 0.03 0.10 0.55 0.02 # 0.27
One-on-one 0.01 # 0.05 # # 0.03 # # 0.01
Scribe/computer # 0.01 # # # #
Breaks # # #
Magnifying device # # #
School staff administers 0.02 # #
Other # # 0.02 # 0.01 0.01 # 0.01 #
— Not available.
# The estimate rounds to zero.
NOTE: SD = students with disabilities; ELL = English language learners. Students identified as both SD and ELL were counted only once under the combined SD and/or ELL category, but were counted separately under the SD and ELL categories. Prior to 2005, students were identified as either ELL or non-ELL; in 2005, students were identified as ELL, non-ELL, or formerly ELL. Bilingual book, bilingual dictionary and glossary/dictionary refer to English/Spanish versions.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), various years, 1996–2005 Science Assessments.

Last updated 13 December 2010 (RF)
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