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Type of primary accommodations in writing

NAEP has always endeavored to assess all students selected as a part of its sampling process, including students who are classified by their schools as students with disabilities (SD) and/or as English language learners (ELL). The decision to exclude any of these students is made by school personnel. School personnel are encouraged to use inclusion criteria provided by NAEP and may discuss their inclusion decisions with NAEP field staff. It should be noted that students assessed with accommodations typically received some combination of accommodations. The percentages presented in the table below reflect only the primary accommodations provided. Read more about the NAEP inclusion policy.

Grade 8
 Grade 12
Percentage of assessed students with disabilities (SD) and/or English language learners (ELL) in NAEP writing at grade 8, by primary accommodation: 2007
    Percentage of assessed SD/ELL students
Type of accommodation Percentage of all students SD and/or ELL SD ELL
Bilingual dictionary 0.36 2.49 0.25 6.70
Large-print book 0.03 0.18 0.25 0.11
Extended time 3.83 26.13 33.91 12.51
Read aloud 2.64 18.00 24.58 5.84
Small group 0.86 5.89 8.20 2.11
One-on-one 0.02 0.16 0.18 0.16
Scribe/computer 0.20 1.36 1.96 0.15
Breaks 0.02 0.17 0.25 #
Magnifying device # 0.01 0.02 #
School staff administers 0.03 0.21 0.24 0.15
Other 0.52 3.51 4.66 1.75
# Rounds to 0.00.
NOTE: 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.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2007 Writing Assessment.

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