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72-3427. Assessment programs; participation by children with disabilities; reports to public. (a) (1) The state board and each board shall include exceptional children in general state and district-wide assessment programs, including assessments described in the federal no child left behind act of 2004 with appropriate accommodations and alternate assessments where necessary and as indicated in the children's respective IEPs.

(2) In accordance with the federal law, the state board and each board shall develop guidelines for: (A) The provision of appropriate accommodations; and (B) for the participation of children with disabilities in alternate assessments for those children who cannot participate in regular state and district-wide assessments as indicated in their respective IEPs.

(3) The guidelines for alternative assessments shall meet the requirements of the federal law.

(b) The state board, and each local board with respect to district assessments, 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:

(1) The number of children with disabilities participating in regular assessments and the number of those children who were provided accommodations in order to participate in those assessments;

(2) the number of children with disabilities participating in alternate assessments that are: (A) Aligned with the state's challenging academic and achievement standards; or (B) based upon the achievement of children with disabilities; and

(3) the performance of children with disabilities on regular assessments and on alternate assessments if doing so would be statistically sound and would not result in the disclosure of personally identifiable information about an individual student compared with the achievement of all children, including children with disabilities, on those assessments.

History: L. 1999, ch. 116, § 10; L. 2005, ch. 171, § 12; July 1.

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