PARA Accessible Reading Assessment Reports: State Accommodations Policies: Implications for the Assessment of Reading

Author(s)
Sheryl Lazarus, Martha L Thurlow, Kristin Eisenbraun, Kathryn Lail, Danielle Matchett, et. al.

Description

A report presenting the results of an analysis of the accommodations that are included in state accommodations policies and guidelines. The purpose of the analysis was to learn more about 10 accommodations that may have specific implications for the assessment of reading: audio-video equipment, Braille, large print, proctor/scribe, read-aloud directions, read-aloud questions, repeat/re-read/clarify directions, sign interpret directions, sign interpret questions, and sign responses to sign language interpreter. Much controversy has surrounded the use of some accommodations on statewide assessments used for accountability purposes. This report examines the variation across states for this group of accommodations.

Details

Date
June 2006 
Type
Report 
Publisher
Partnership for Accessible Reading Assessment (PARA)
Co-publisher
National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO)

Topics

  • Educational accountability and assessment
    • Accommodations and supports
      • Accountability
        • Assessment (large-scale, alternate)
          • Evaluation of education programs
          • Specific life stage
            • Adolescents and young adults
              • Children