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Indiana 4th grade students with disabilities (SD) have scored higher than the nation in 2002, 2003, and 2009. In 2011, Indiana’s SD students average scale score was not statistically different than the national student with disability average. In 2011, Indiana had the best state inclusion rate in NAEP history. Indiana was the state with the 2nd highest inclusion rate of 4th grade SD students. This should be taken into consideration when evaluating improvement within the state with this population.

Indiana’s 4th grade Students with Disabilities Compared to the Nation- 2002-2011– Reading Nation

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NOTE: The NAEP Reading scale ranges from 0 to 500. Some apparent differences between estimates may not be statistically significant. SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011 Reading Assessments.

Indiana 4th Grade Students With Disabilities Inclusion Rate for NAEP Reading Assessment – 2003– 2011– Reading

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In the NAEP 2011 reading assessment, Indiana included 93% of selected 4th grade students with disabilities to take the reading assessment. The National Assessment Governing Board set an inclusion policy of 85% of all SD students. Indiana has never made this inclusion goal since NAEP started reporting state specific results in 1992. In 2011, Indiana had the best representation of what Indiana 4th grade SD students know and can do in reading.

NOTE: The NAEP Reading scale ranges from 0 to 500. Some apparent differences between estimates may not be statistically significant. SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011 Reading Assessments.

Most states have made an effort to include all students with disabilities selected to take the NAEP assessment. When comparing variations in inclusion you can see the trend with states with high inclusion rates to states with the lowest inclusion rate. The effect of Inclusion rate on scale scores is Students with Disabilities 4th Grade Inclusion Rates- for reading not precisely known but the pattern of higher scores with states with the lower inclusion rate seems to appear and lower scale scores for states with the highest inclusion rate.

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Indiana NAEP 2011 Results