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1 Selecting and Assigning Accessibility Features and Accommodated Test Forms in PearsonAccess 1 Accessibility Features and Accommodations

2 Agenda 2 Overview – Audience and Purpose – Types of Accessibility Features and Accommodations – Accessibility Features and Accommodations Available for Field Test Registering a Student in PearsonAccess for Accessibility Features and Accommodations – Selecting the student registration record and test – Updating and saving the student registration Assigning Accessibility Features and Accommodated Test Forms – Read-Aloud Accommodations – Accommodations Other than Proctor Read-Aloud – Large Print Accommodation Resources – Support

3 Audience and Purpose 3 Who should view this module? Any district or school staff member that may have a role in assigning accessibility features or accommodations for eligible students for the PARCC field test. Any district or school staff member that may have a role in registering students who are eligible for accessibility features and accommodations, selecting and assigning accessibility features and accommodations in PARCC PearsonAccess. Purpose of the presentation? To review the types of accessibility features and accommodations listed by administration, content area, and grade that are available for the field test. To review how to select and assign accessibility features and accommodations in PearsonAccess. PARCC Support contact information for further assistance.

4 Types of Accessibility Features and Accommodations 4

5 Accessibility Features for All Students Assigned the Computer-Based Test Mode 5 Audio Amplification Blank/Scratch Paper (provided by test administrator) Eliminate Answer Choices Flag Items for Review General Administration Directions Clarified (by test administrator) General Administration Directions Read Aloud and Repeated (by test administrator) Text Highlighter Tool Headphones or Noise Buffers Line Reader Magnification/Enlargement Device Pop-Up Glossary Redirect Student to Test (by test administrator) Writing Tools

6 Accessibility Features for All Students Assigned the Paper and Pencil Test Mode 6 Accessibility Features for All Students Assigned Paper and Pencil Test Mode Blank/Scratch Paper (provided by test administrator) General Administration Directions Clarified (by test administrator) General Administration Directions Read Aloud and Repeated (by test administrator) Headphones or Noise Buffers Redirect Student to Test (by test administrator) Please refer to Appendix A: Accessibility Features and Accommodations for Students Taking the Paper-and-Pencil PARCC Assessments for additional information related to accessibility features that are comparable to computer-based accessibility features.

7 Accommodations That Must Be Selected During the Test Registration Process for Students with Disabilities for both test modes 7 Accommodations Content Area and Grades Available Scribing or Speech-to-TextAll Content Areas and All Grades Word prediction on the ELA/Literacy Performance-Based Assessment PBA only All Grades Extended TimeAll Content Areas and All Grades External Assistive TechnologyAll Content Areas and All Grades

8 Accommodations That Must Be Selected During the Test Registration Process for Students with Disabilities 8 Accommodations Content Area and Grades Available Calculation Device and Mathematics Tools (on Non-calculator Sessions of Mathematics Assessments) Mathematics Only Paper and Pencil Edition *if a school has been identified as a computer-based school; a student with disability may have a paper and pencil if a need has been identified All Content Areas and Grades

9 Accommodations That Must Be Selected During the Test Registration Process for English Learners 9 Accommodations Content Area and Grades Available Extended TimeAll Content Areas and All Grades General Administration Directions Clarifies in Students Native Language All Content Areas and All Grades General Administration Directions Read Aloud and Repeated as Needed in Students Native Language All Content Areas and All Grades Scribing or Speech-to-Text: Responses Dictated for the Mathematics assessments in English Mathematics only and All Grades Word to Word Dictionary (English/Native Language) All Content Areas and All Grades

10 Registering a Student in PearsonAccess for Accessibility Features and Accommodations 10 Registering a Student in PearsonAccess

11 Student Registration Details Accommodations are assigned on the student registration record 11

12 Student Registration Details Select the student requiring an accessibility feature or accommodation from the list of registered students. 12

13 Student Registration Details Go to the Assigned Tests tab to locate the test that will be assigned an accessibility feature or accommodation. Then select the test from the list of registered tests. 13

14 Student Registration Details for Computer-Based Test Format Select the Edit button to edit the student registration to assign accommodations from the available options. 14 Select Extra Time to indicate an extended time accommodation Line Reader is available to all students and does not need to be selected Select Dictated Oral Response to indicate scribe

15 Student Registration Details for Computer-Based Test Format 15 Choose Answer for Masking choice for Field Test Only select if a student will use foreground and background color options as an accessibility feature under PARCC policy

16 Student Registration Details for Paper and Pencil Test Format 16

17 Assigning Accessibility Features and Accommodated Test Forms 17 Accessibility Features and Accommodations

18 Read-Aloud Accessibility Feature for Mathematics or Accommodation for ELA/Literacy Assessments A separate test session must be created for a read-aloud session. You may add multiple students to the session, as long as they are all receiving the same read- aloud accommodation. These students will all receive the same test form. To assign the read-aloud accommodation, select Yes from the drop down for Read Aloud by Test Examiner during the create new session step. If the drop down is unavailable (grayed out) then a read-aloud accommodation is not valid for the test to be administered. Creating a Session for a Read-Aloud Administration 18

19 Proctor Authorization Ticket For Read-Aloud online sessions, a test examiner will need to print a Proctor Authorization ticket to access the text examiner copy of the test. The Proctor Authorization Ticket will include a user name and password for the test examiner to launch the test for the purpose of reading the test information to the student to provide the read-aloud accommodation. The text examiners test will not be scored. Test examiners should not create students or use live student login information for the purpose of reading the test aloud. 19

20 Accessibility Features and Accommodations Available by Test Form Only 20 Accessibility Features or Accommodation Form Assessment Component, Content Area and Grades available Answer Masking EOY Only ELA: Grades 3, 5, 8, 11 Math: Grades 4, 7, Algebra I, and Geometry Background/Font Color (Color Contrast) PBA and EOY ELA: Grades 3, 5, 8, 11 Math: Grades 4, 7, Algebra I, and Geometry *There are 5 options available; refer to the PARCC Accessibility Features and Accommodations Manual for color options. Text-to-Speech for the Mathematics Assessments PBA/EOY Grades 4, 7 Algebra I Text-to-Speech for the ELA/Literacy Assessments including items, response options, and passages PBA/EOY ELA: Grades 5, 8, 11

21 Accommodations Other than Read-Aloud A separate test session must be created for each test subject where an accommodation applies. You may add multiple students to the session, as long as they are all receiving the same accommodation. To assign an accommodated form, select the appropriate Form Group Type from the dropdown during the Create New Session activity. Assigning Alternate Form Groups for Accommodations Other than Proctor Read- Aloud 21

22 Large Print Accommodation 22 Ordering Large Print materials There are two ways to order materials for a Large Print Accommodation. 1.During test registration (SDU File upload or student registration) NOTE: The Large Print accommodation and paper test format should be selected. This must be complete by: January 21, 2014 for PBA February 28, 2014 for EOY 2.Order via Additional Orders in PearsonAccess Each Large Print Accommodation kit includes: One Large Print test booklet One regular print response document for transcription (Consumable test booklet for grade 3, scannable answer document for grades 4 – HS)

23 PARCC Support Center Resources & Additional Support


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