ERIC Number: EJ861026
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
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Does It Add up? Calculators as Accommodations for Sixth Grade Students with Disabilities
Bouck, Emily C.; Bouck, Mary K.
Journal of Special Education Technology, v23 n2 2008-2009
This study explored the performance of sixth grade students with and without disabilities on a mathematics assessment aligned to state standards when provided a calculator as an accommodation. The study utilized a pre/posttest design. No student was given access to a calculator on the pretest, and approximately half of the students were randomly assigned to have access to a four-function calculator on the posttest. The results suggest that both students with disabilities and students without disabilities benefited from access to a calculator. The findings raise implications for calculators as a valid accommodation on assessments and suggest directions for future research.
Descriptors: State Standards, Disabilities, Calculators, Grade 6, Mathematics, Evaluation Methods, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Educational Technology, Pretests Posttests, Comparative Analysis, Control Groups, Educational Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 6
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