From the Kansas City Star:
Researchers at the University of Kansas have received a $22 million federal grant to develop more effective tools for assessing the academic progress of students with disabilities. The grant is the largest in the school’s history.
The goal of the work is to replace once-a-year assessment tests with mechanisms that can be integrated into everyday instruction. Kansas and ten other states have agreed to use the new assessment tools to measure progress for kids with disabilities starting in 2014.