$22 million grant to fund new tests for students in special education

10/13/2010 | Kansas City Star (Mo.), The

Researchers at the University of Kansas will begin work on new standardized assessments for students in special education, thanks to a $22 million federal grant that is the largest the school has ever received. The new assessments will include continuing evaluations, called "learning maps," that will replace annual standardized tests. Kansas is among 11 states that have agreed to implement the tests for students with special needs beginning in 2014.

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