NCEO helps students with disabilities, English learners (ELs), and ELs with disabilities by:
Collecting, analyzing, synthesizing, disseminating, and providing leadership on evidence-based information on inclusive assessments and comprehensive assessment systems.
Promoting the use of assessments for instructional decision-making purposes.
Assisting states in their efforts to support districts to improve results.
Reviewing the participation and performance of students in national and state assessments, including the use of accessibility features and accommodations and alternate assessments.
Examining national and state practices in reporting assessment information.
Supporting implementation of U.S. Department of Education accountability systems, including ESEA accountability and IDEA State Systemic Improvement Plans (SSIPs) and State-Identified Measurable Results (SIMRs).
Bridging general education, special education, English as a Second Language or bilingual education, and other systems as they work to improve results of education for all students.