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

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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.

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