PowerPoint on How to Administer Accessibility Features

Report
Administering Accessibility Features
and Accommodations on the
PARCC Paper-Based Field Test (PBT)
Purpose
• The purpose of this PPT is to prepare test administrators to
administer accessibility features and accommodations on the paperbased Field Test (FT).
– Review available Field Test accessibility features and accommodations
and administration guidance
– Share resources for additional accessibility training, including trainings
on policy, protocol, and operational implementation guidance
• For Registration Information & Technical Guidance for CBT, click HERE
• For guidance on Selecting and Monitoring accommodations; and
Policies for Operational Administration, click HERE.
PARCC Comprehensive
Accessibility Policies
Features for All
Students
Accessibility
Features*
Identified in advance
Accommodations
**
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* Available to all participating students
**For students with disabilities, English
learners, and English learners with
disabilities
Accessibility Features on FT
for All Students
• Tool, support, scaffold, or preference that is built into the
assessment system that can be used by any student.
• Universal design features expected to benefit a variety of
students and are available to all students.
• During the assessment, students can choose which accessibility
features they need for specific items. Examples include: audio
amplification, highlighting, glossary, etc.
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Accessibility Features on FT
Identified in Advance
• Available to all students (i.e., not limited to students with IEPs, 504 Plans,
or English learners), but will be selected and “turned on” by school-based
educators prior to the assessment.
• Although school-based educators will enable the accessibility features,
the student will decide whether or not to use it.
• PARCC has developed an optional PARCC Field Test Accessibility Features
and Accommodation Documentation Form. This can be used to assist in
registering on PearsonAccess.
If this form is used, review with test administrators
prior to field testing!
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Accommodations for Students with
Disabilities and English Learners
Adjustments to the test setting, test format, or test administration
procedures that provide equitable access for students with
disabilities, students who are English learners, and students with
disabilities who are also English learners.
Accommodations for the PARCC assessments include:
– Accommodations for SWD
o Presentation Accommodations
o Response Accommodations
o Timing and Scheduling Accommodations
– Accommodations for ELs
– Unique Accommodations
– Emergency Accommodations
Administrative Considerations for All
Students
School based teams (including IEP, 504 plan or EL teams as
appropriate) may determine if any student requires any of the
following test administration considerations, regardless of the
student’s status as a student with a disability or English learner:
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Small group testing
Frequent breaks
Time of day
Separate or alternate location
Specified area or seating
Adaptive and specialized equipment, furniture, or lighting
Please note: IEP, 504 and EL teams may still wish to document this in a student’s
IEP, 504 plan, or EL plan based on individual needs.
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Let’s Review the Accessibility Features and
Accommodations that are Available for the
PARCC Paper-Based Field Test.
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Accessibility Features Available for the
Paper-Based Field Test (PBT)
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Accessibility Features for All Students
Available for the Field Test
Accessibility Features for All Students
Computer Administration
Paper Administration
Audio Amplification
Auditory Aids
Blank Paper
Blank Paper
Eliminate Answer Choices
Visual Aids/Organizers
Flag Items for Review
Visual Aids/Organizers
General Administration Directions Clarified
General Administration Directions Clarified
General Administration Directions Read Aloud General Administration Directions Read Aloud
and Repeated
and Repeated
Highlighter Tool
External Highlighter
Headphones or Noise Buffers
Auditory Aids
Line Reader
Visual Aids/Organizers
Magnification/Enlargement Device
Magnification/Enlargement Device
Screen Enlargement Tool
Large Print Test
Pop-Up Glossary
Glossary in footnotes
Redirect Student to Test
Redirect Student to Test
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Writing Tools
Spell Checker
PBT Accessibility Features for All
Students Available for the Field Test
Accessibility Features for All
Students
Auditory Aids
Blank Paper
Visual Aids/Organizers (eliminate
answer choices)
Flag Items for Review
General Administration Directions
Clarified
General Administration Directions
Read Aloud and Repeated
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Administration Instructions
Students may bring their own external devices they use in
instruction.
Test Administrator provides to students.
Students can scratch out or mark with an “X” answers they would
like to eliminate in grades 4-11 in their test booklet but NOT their
answer sheet. Grade 3 has a consumable text book writing in the
test booklet outside marking answers is not allowed. Removable
markers (e.g., small strips of paper) can be used in grade 3.
Student can flag question with a writing instrument in their test
booklet but NOT their answer sheet to indicate a flag in grades 411. Grade 3 has a consumable text book writing in the test booklet
outside marking answers is not allowed. Removable markers (e.g.,
small strips of paper) can be used in grade 3.
Test Administrator clarifies directions for students who raise their
hands and ask.
Test Administrator reads directions aloud for all students, and
repeats only to student who raise their hands and ask.
PBT Accessibility Features for All
Students Available for the Field Test
Accessibility Features for All Students
Administration Instructions
Students may choose to bring an external highlighter and
highlight for understanding in their test books in grades 4-11
but NOT their answer sheet. Grade 3 has a consumable test
book so highlighters are not allowed.
Auditory Aids (headphones or noise buffer) Students may bring their own external noise buffers/
headphones. If using for text-to-speech, TA will need to ensure
headphones are plugged in.
Students may bring their own external line reader (e.g.,
Visual Aids/Organizers (line reader)
straight edge).
Students may bring their own external magnification device
Magnification/Enlargement Device
(e.g. magnifying glass).
Students may also need to take the large print test book.
Large Print Test Book
Students can refer to a glossary of pre-selected terms in the
Glossary in footnotes (pop-up glossary)
footnotes of the test book.
Test Administrator redirects individual students based on need.
Redirect Student to Test
Students may bring their own external spell check device.
Spell Checker
Device cannot have embedded grammar check, connect to the
internet, or save information.
Students may choose to italicize, underline, etc. in their
Writing Tools
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written responses.
External Highlighter (highlighter tool)
Accessibility Features Identified in Advance
Available for the Paper-Based Field Test (PBT)
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Accessibility Features
Identified in Advance for Paper
Administration
Accessibility Features
Answer Masking
Background/Font Color (Color
Contrast)
Text-to-Speech for the
Mathematics Assessments
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Administration
Test administrator can provide students with answer masking cards
(e.g. blank paper, straight edge) to temporarily cover answers in their
test booklet.
Colored overlays may be used by the student as need. Font color
cannot be changed.
Test administrator will receive a “read-aloud kit” in their materials
shipment, which includes two test booklets (one for TA & one for
student). Test administrator will read aloud (or sign) the assessment to
pre-selected students according to the Protocol and Math Audio
Guidelines on PARCConline.org. Students in each grade/content area
who need a human reader will take the same test so small group
administration can occur.
Accommodations for Students with Disabilities (SWD)
Identified in Advance via an IEP or 504 Plan and
Available for the Paper-Based Field Test
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Assistive Technology
• Some students with disabilities (with IEPs or 504 plans) may need to bring
assistive technology to equitably access the PARCC Field Test.
• For current guidance on assistive technology for the PARCC Field Test, please
refer to the posted guidelines on PARCConline.org.
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PBT Presentation Accommodations for
Students with Disabilities
Accommodation
Paper-and-Pencil
Edition
Text-to-Speech for
ELA/Literacy
Assessment**
(See GUIDANCE p.27-29)
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Availability
Administration
All Grades
Test administrator gives paper-and-pencil assessment.
All Content
Test administrator will receive a “read-aloud kit” in their materials
shipment, which includes two test booklets (one for TA & one for
student). Test administrator will read aloud (or sign) the assessment
to pre-selected students according to the Protocol and ELA Audio
Guidelines. Students in each grade/content area who need a
human reader will take the same test so small group administration
can occur.
PBT Response Accommodations for
Students with Disabilities
Accommodation
Availability
Calculation Device and
Mathematics Tools ** All Grades
(See GUIDANCE p.30)
Scribe**
(See GUIDANCE p.31-32)
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Students may bring external calculation devices (e.g., abacus,
talking calculator, large button calculator).
All Grades
Students must be tested individually. Students may also sign
and Content responses to an interpreter. Human scribes/interpreters will scribe
Areas
student responses according to the posted Scribe Guidelines.
Word Prediction**
(See GUIDANCE p.33)
Administration
All Grades
Students may bring external word prediction devices for the
ELA/literacy Performance-Based Assessment. Devices cannot
include grammar check, connect to the internet, or save
information.
Timing & Scheduling Accommodations for
Students with Disabilities
Computer & Paper Administration
Accommodation
Availability
Extended Time
(See GUIDANCE p.34)
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All Grades
Administration
Student gets extended time accommodation and may have
until the end of the school day to complete a test session. It is
recommended to test students with extended time
accommodations in a separate setting to minimize
distractions for all students, and to schedule these students
for testing in the morning so their testing time can be
extended until the end of the school day, if needed.
Accommodations for English Learners (EL)
Identified in Advance and
Available for the Paper-Based Field Test
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PBT Accommodations for English Learners
Accommodation
Extended Time
General Administration
Directions Clarified Native
Language
General Administration
Directions Read Aloud and
Repeated Native Language
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Administration
Student gets extended time accommodation and may have until
the end of the school day to complete a test session. It is
recommended to test students with extended time
accommodations in a separate setting to minimize distractions for
all students, and to schedule these students for testing in the
morning so their testing time can be extended until the end of the
school day, if needed.
Test Administrator clarifies directions in student’s native language,
as requested by student.
Test Administrator reads directions aloud and repeats in student’s
native language, as requested by student.
PBT Accommodations for English Learners
Accommodation
Speech-to-Text Responses
Dictated in English for the
Mathematics assessments in
English
Administration
Student must be tested individually. Student may also sign responses
to an interpreter. Human scribe/interpreter scribes student responses
according to the Scribe Guidelines.
(See GUIDANCE p.31-32)
Word-to-Word Dictionary
(English/Native Language)
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Students may use an external published word-to-word English/native
language dictionary. Dictionary may not include definitions or pictures.
If there is no published word-to-word dictionary available, a unique
request for an electronic word-to-word dictionary can be made.
Unique and Emergency Accommodations and
Student Refusal Form
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Unique Accommodations
• For the Field Test, unique accommodations requests must be submitted
to the state at least four weeks prior to testing.
• Refer to Appendix F: Unique Accommodation Request Form
• For the Field Test, unique accommodations requests will be approved
by the PARCC Accessibility, Accommodations, and Fairness Operational
Working Group.
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Emergency Accommodation
• An emergency accommodation is appropriate in cases where a student needs a
new accommodation immediately prior to the assessment due to unforeseen
circumstances.
– Cases could include students who have a recently-fractured limb (e.g., arm, wrist, or
shoulder); whose only pair of eyeglasses has broken; or a student returning from a
serious or prolonged illness or injury.
• If prior to or during testing, the school principal (or principal’s designee)
determines that a student requires an emergency accommodation, an
emergency accommodation form must be completed and submitted to the
state.
• Please refer to your state point of contact for additional details.
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Refer to Appendix G: Use of an Emergency Accommodation on a PARCC Assessment
Student Accommodation Refusal
• If a student refuses an accommodation listed in his or her IEP, 504 Plan, or EL
plan (if used by your state), the school should document in writing that the
student refused the accommodation, and the accommodation must be
offered and remain available to the student during testing.
• School test coordinators should work with test administrators to determine if
anyone else should be informed when a student refuses an accommodation
documented in an IEP, 504 Plan or if available an EL plan (if used by your
state).
• Please refer to your state point of contact for additional details.
• Refer to Appendix H: Student Accommodation Refusal Form
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Additional Resources for
PARCC Accessibility and Accommodations
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Other Accessibility Resources
• PARCC Field Test Tutorials – w/TestNav 8 accessibility features training
(CLICK HERE)
• PARCC Sample Items (CLICK HERE)
• PARCC Approved Accessibility Policy Manual & Implementation Guidance
• PARCC Accessibility Features and Accommodations Manual
• Overview website page, including implementation appendices A-K
• Translation Policy Memo
• Field Test Training Module on “Accessibility Features and Accommodations
with Computer-Based Testing” (CLICK HERE)
• Field Test Coordinator Manuals & Field Test Administrator Manuals for CBT
and PBT (CLICK HERE)
PARCC Support Contact Information
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Email: [email protected]
Online Support and Resources: http://PARCC.Pearson.com/Support
Contact PARCC Support for assistance with:
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