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An Analysis of Accommodations Issues from the Standards and Assessments Peer Review March 19, 2009

An Analysis of Accommodations Issues from the Standards and Assessments Peer Review

By M. Thurlow, L. Christensen, and K. Lail
This report, published by the Institute¹s National Center on Educational
Outcomes, was commissioned by the Accommodations Monitoring Study Group of
the Assessing Special Education Students State Collaborative on Assessment
and Student Standards. It is the second in a three-part series providing
information to states about the monitoring of accommodations to address the


On March 2, the Institute on Community Integration (ICI) and the University of Minnesota¹s Department of Educational Psychology launched ³Making the Connection: Engaging and Retaining Young Adults in Postsecondary Education, a two-year research project funded by a $727,237 grant from the Institute for Education Sciences (IES). The project will study adaptation of Check &
Connect ­ a K-12 school engagement intervention developed at ICI (see http://www.checkandconnect.org)­ to community college settings for use with students ages 18-30 who are at risk of leaving school. To learn more, see

Scholarship: 2009 Mental Health America Centennial Conference March 19, 2009

 Scholarship available to attend 2009 Mental Health America Centennial Conference: “Celebrating the Legacy, Forging the Future”
June 10 – 13, 2009 Washington, DC | Center for Mental Health Services Application for Financial Support
Application deadline: April 13, 2009


Scholarship: NAMI 2009 Convention March 19, 2009

Scholarship available to attend "Creating a Healthy Future For Us All"| June 6-9, 2009  San Francisco, CA| Center for Mental Health ServicesApplication for Financial Support pplication deadline: April 24, 2009

The National Center for Education Statistics within the Institute of Education Sciences has released March 19, 2009

The 44th in a series of publications initiated in 1962, the Digest'sprimary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical informationcovering the broad field of American education from prekindergartenthrough graduate school. The Digest contains data on a variety oftopics, including the number of schools and colleges, teachers,enrollments, and graduates, in addition to educational attainment,finances, and federal funds for education, libraries, and internationalcomparisons.
To view, download and print the report as a PDF file, please visit:

Think College! March 19, 2009

Think College!

Trends in the Participation and Performance of Students with Disabilities March 19, 2009

Trends in the Participation and Performance of Students with Disabilities
(NCEO Brief)
By J. Altman, M. Thurlow, and R. Quenemoen

PA Youth Leadership Network It's My Life! Series March 16, 2009

Developed BY Youth FOR Youth!   Each month join the PYLN for a lively chat for youth and young adultson topics that are important to their future. These calls are LEAD byyouth and young adults who are excited about sharing their experiencesand insights with participants. During each call we will have time foryouth to share their stories and ask questions. Calls are based upon anew resources developed by youth for youth called the PYLN SecondaryToolkit. Please visit the PYLN website at www.pyln.pbwiki.com foradditional information.

Grant Resources

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2015-2016 Planning Ahead: Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities

September 24, 2015

While education beyond high school in the United States is optional, it has b