ERIC Number: ED445453
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Making Assessment Accommodations: A Toolkit For Educators.
Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.
This "toolkit" is intended to provide educators, administrators, and family members with an overview of assessment accommodations and modifications for students with disabilities and to be used as a staff development tool. The toolkit is organized into five parts. An introductory section provides an overview of the toolkit. A 15-minute videotape looks at commonly used assessment accommodations from the perspectives of practitioners, policymakers, administrators, and parents. The Practitioner's Guide section briefly describes the most commonly used accommodations in five areas: timing, scheduling, setting, presentation, and response. The Administrator's Guide section includes a discussion of implementation along with examples of schools that have made assessment accommodations for students with disabilities. A pamphlet to share with family members is also included in this section. The final section presents suggestions and ideas for using the toolkit in staff development sessions for small study groups. An appendix provides material suitable for overhead presentation or as handouts. (DB)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Inclusive Schools, Inservice Teacher Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Staff Development, Testing, Testing Accommodations, Videotape Recordings
The Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 20191-1589; Tel: 888-232-7733 (Toll Free); Tel: 703-264-9446 (TTY); Fax: 703-264-9494; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Parents; Practitioners
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.
Note: Acompanying videotape not available from ERIC.