SEC. 37-23-148. Participation in assessment programs by children with disabilities; Department of Education to report on results of assessment of disabled children.
(1) Children with disabilities shall be included in general statewide and district-wide assessments programs, with appropriate accommodations, where necessary. As appropriate, the State Department of Education and the local educational agency shall:
(a) Develop policies and procedures for the participation of children with disabilities in alternate assessments for those children who cannot participate in statewide and district-wide assessment programs; and
(b) Develop and, beginning not later than July 1, 2000, conduct those alternate assessments.
(2) The State Department of Education shall make available to the public, and report to the public with the same frequency and in the same detail as it reports on the assessment of nondisabled children, the following:
(a) The number of children with disabilities participating in regular assessments;
(b) The number of children participating in alternate assessments;
(c) The performance of those children on regular assessments, beginning not later than July 1, 1998, and on alternate assessments, not later than July 1, 2000, if doing so would be statistically sound and would not result in the disclosure of performance results identifiable to individual children; and
(d) Data relating to the performance of children with disabilities shall be disaggregated for assessments conducted after July 1, 1998.
SOURCES: Laws, 1999, ch. 582, § 9, SB 2506, eff from and after July 1, 1999.
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