ERIC Number: EJ632647
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: 0
American Sign Language as an Accommodation during Standards-based Assessments.
Johnson, Evelyn; Kimball, Kathy; Brown, Shawn Olson
Assessment for Effective Intervention, v26 n2 p39-47 Win 2001
A study investigated whether the use of American Sign Language as an accommodation affected the validity of standards-based assessments given in 12 classrooms of students with hearing impairments. Findings indicate sign language translation can result in the omission of pertinent information required to answer test items correctly. Suggestions are provided. (Contains ten references.) (Author/CR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special Issue: Students with Disabilities and High-Stakes Testing.