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Tool Kit on Teaching and Assessing Students With Disabilities (U.S.Department of Education)


The U.S. Department of Education has developed a Tool Kit on Teaching and Assessing Students with Disabilities (Tool Kit), which offers a compilation of information that will move states forward in improving results for all students with disabilities.

The Tool Kit includes information about the Department’s investments, papers on large-scale assessment, technical assistance (TA) products, and resources. The section on large-scale assessment includes a collection of seven papers and a glossary that address key issues related to the participation of students with disabilities in these standards-based assessments. The TA products are divided into four substantive areas: Assessment, Instructional Practices, Behavior, and Accommodations.

  • Assessment
    • Large-Scale Assessment
    • Alternate Assessment
    • Progress Monitoring
    • Response to Intervention (RTI)
  • Instructional Practices
    • K–3 Literacy
    • Social Interaction and Communication
    • Adolescent Literacy
  • Behavior
    • Schoolwide Behavioral Interventions
  •  Accommodations
    • Instructional and Assessment Accommodations

For each area, users will find a description of each resource, including its citation and target audience.


ADD/ADHD Assessment Autism Spectrum Disorder Behavior Curriculum/Instructional Methods Deaf-Blind Developmental Delay Elementary Emotional Disability Hearing Impairment High School Instructional Strategies Intellectual Disability Learning Disability Literacy Middle School Mild/Moderate Disabilities Multiple Disabilities Orthopedic Impairment Other Health Impairment Parent/Family Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Social/Emotional Speech/Language Impairment Traumatic Brain Injury Vision Impairment