NCEO Technical Reports: Rules for Audio Representation of Science Items on a Statewide Assessment: Results of a Comparative Study (#64)

Description

A report describing a study that investigated an online auditory feature of an assessment designed to provide students who have challenges with print reading with content information. Large-scale educational assessment practice has moved consistently from a paper-and-pencil exercise to online assessments over the past decade. New formats for testing allow for new opportunities to provide students with disabilities access to items so that they may most validly demonstrate their knowledge. In an effort to evaluate the impact of how content is presented in auditory fashion, project personnel at NimbleTools® and the National Center on Educational Outcomes examined three approaches to "scripting" or creating audio representations of items. The results are presented in this report.

Details

Date
June 2012 
Type
Report 
Edition
Number 64
Publisher
National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO)
Collaborators
Nimble Assessment Systems, Measured Progress, Inc., [Dover, NH]

Topics

  • Educational accountability and assessment
    • Accessibility & Accommodations
      • Content Areas
        • Students with Disabilities
        • Specific life stage
          • Adolescents and young adults
            • Children