ERIC Number: ED234055
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
A Manual for Preparing Special Test Editions for the Handicapped.
To meet the needs of visually-impaired candidates, Educational Testing Service (ETS) has traditionally provided tests in three special formats: large-print, Braille, and cassette. Certain ETS programs permit the use of the candidate's reader or the use of amanuensis, that is, someone who records answers for the candidate. The primary goal of anyone who adapts an ETS Test for blind or visually-impaired candidates is to provide a test that presents a task equivalent to that presented to sighted candidates. This manual contains both an outline of existing procedures and a number of recommendations. Its purpose is to aid test development staff who have responsibility for preparing tests in large-print, Braille, and cassette editions. Program Direction staff has the responsibility for planning the production of special editions, arranging for printing and taping, deciding testing time, designating which test form will be the base test for special editions, and checking quality control. The roles of test development coordinator, assembler and adapter are discussed. Guidelines for item adaptation and narration include special considerations for quantitative item types. Test development tasks in adapting tests for the visually impaired, a checklist for test adapter, test adapter's control sheet, and additional information about testing the handicapped are included in the appendices. (Author/PN)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.