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ERIC Number: ED520824
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Don't Forget Accommodations! Five Questions to Ask When Moving to Technology-Based Assessments. NCEO Brief. Number 1
National Center on Educational Outcomes, University of Minnesota
Accommodations are an important part of paper and pencil testing. They give students with disabilities and English language learners (ELLs) access to the assessment and provide results that have greater validity for those students. This Brief addresses the need to think carefully about accommodations when moving from paper-based assessments to technology-based assessments. It highlights questions to ask and introduces topics needing clarification by the Consortia. Among the topics are determining which embedded features are available and to whom, which embedded features are to be called accommodations, and which accommodations are still needed that cannot be embedded. (Contains 1 figure, 5 resources and 2 footnotes.)
National Center on Educational Outcomes. University of Minnesota, 350 Elliott Hall, 75 East River Road, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Tel: 612-626-1530; Fax: 612-624-0879; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center on Educational Outcomes