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The SAGE Handbook of Special Education brings together the most up to date knowledge of this area and will serve as the major source book of authoritative information and ideas about current and future directions for special education. It aims to examine the intricate relations between theory, research, and practice, and places a particular emphasis on international policies such as Education for All, and inclusive education as a strategy for achieving it. This comprehensive, research-based work, assembles scholarship on an international level, and covers topics that transcend national boundaries.

Policy, Legal, and Implementation Issues Surrounding Assessment Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
Policy, legal, and implementation issues surrounding assessment accommodations for students with disabilities

Assessment has always been an important component of special education policy and practice. In the past the assessment task was largely concerned with the identification of difficulties and disabilities for the purpose of determining eligibility so that additional services could be provided. More recently, two major developments have resulted in significant changes to the ways in which assessment is conceptualized and implemented. The first of these developments is the growth of inclusive practices in schools and associated attempts to create a common curriculum for all children. Developments in inclusion have challenged traditional assumptions about disability and the purpose and nature of assessment. It ...

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