ELPA21's Approach to Assessing Students Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision

Thursday, June 29, 2017: 12:30 PM-1:15 PM
Lone Star Ballroom - Salon E / F (JW Marriott Austin)
  • ELPA21's Approach to Students Who are Blind or Have Low Vision.pdf (654.7 kB)
  • Content Strands:
    1. Best Practices for Accessibility
    2. Critical Issues and Considerations for Assessment Design
    ELPA21 has developed an innovative test form to support students who are blind or have low vision, and this innovative test requires innovative scoring. This test surpasses traditional practices for adapting online or paper assessments to braille delivery – it relies not only on braille, but also on a high level of interaction between the student and test administrator and uses real-world objects (manipulatives) a student is likely to encounter in a school-based setting. Since these items are unique to these tests, a one-to-one comparison of student performance across testing modes is challenging. In this session, ELPA21 will describe the adaptations used to make the summative assessment more fully accessible to students who are visually impaired. We will also describe the cut score evaluation panels and linking study we conducted to apply cut scores from the online tests.
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