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Accommodation for Challenge, Diversity, and Variance in Human Characteristics ACT ETS ELL UDL

Thurlow, Martha L.
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Paper prepared for The Gordon Commission on the Future of Assessment in Education
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The Gordon Commission on the Future of Assessment in Education, Cultural Diversity, Diversity, Individual Characteristics, Testing Accommodations, American College Testing (ACT), Students with Disabilities, Educational Testing Service (ETS), English Language Learners (ELL), Computer Based Assessments, Accessibility, Best Practices, Universal Design for Learning (UDL)


This essay explores the continuing evolution in instructional and assessment accommodations. The author provides background on the theoretical perspectives underlying assessment accommodations, including the history of accommodations, accommodation policies, and validity considerations.

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