Since 1990, the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) has provided national leadership in designing and building educational assessments and accountability systems that appropriately monitor educational results for all students, including students with disabilities and English Language Learners (ELLs). During the intervening years, it has become more and more apparent that the best strategy for improving educational outcomes for students with disabilities is to focus more attention and resources on improving instructional practices in the regular classroom for all students. To that end, NCEO works in collaboration with the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), and in partnership with other organizations to build the leadership capacity and expertise of others to improve educational outcomes for all children.We hope that you take the time to read the stories featured on this site, understanding that these districts have not “arrived” at the solution. Instead, read with the understanding that while there are no “silver bullets” inherent in this work, there are certain practices that, when coupled with hard work, dedication, and the absolute refusal to give up on any child, have contributed to the districts’ ability to move their numbers on behalf of all children.
Moving Your Numbers is coordinated through funding by NCEO to the University of Dayton School of Education and Allied Professions Grant Center in Dublin, Ohio.