Making a Computer-Based ELP Assessment Accessible to Students in Primary Grades (K-2)

Thursday, June 29, 2017: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Lone Star Ballroom - Salon C (JW Marriott Austin)
Content Strands:
  1. Best Practices for Accessibility
  2. Critical Issues and Considerations for Assessment Design
SUMMARY:
ELPA21 has explored new territory in the assessment of primary-grade (K-2) students with our summative assessment, now in its second operational year. Our first operational year had many successes and also highlighted many unforeseen challenges in administering a computer-based assessment to students who are only beginning to develop basic literacy as well as tech and keyboarding skills. Based on expert input and extensive feedback from our educators and test administrators, ELPA21 is tackling these thorny issues head-on as we prepare to launch our computer-based ELP screener as well as our second iteration of the summative assessment in Winter–Spring 2017. We will share recommendations on increasing accessibility to support these students physically, cognitively, behaviorally, and instructionally. This session will describe design and delivery solutions for making these tests accessible to students in primary grades from multiple perspectives: test design, administration, testing platforms, and hardware.
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