Using Computer-Based Tests with Students with Disabilities: NCEO Policy DirectionsBy Thompson, Sandra; Thurlow, Martha; Moore, Michael; National Center on Educational Outcomes
Publication Date: 2003
Report focuses on design considerations in computer-based testing procedures for all students, including students with disabilities and students with limited English proficiency. A systematic process for the creation of inclusive computer-based testing is included: (1) assemble a group of experts to guide the transformation, including experts on assessment design, accessible Web design, universal design, and assistive technology; (2) decide how each accommodations will be incorporated into the computer-based test; (3) consider each accommodation or assessment feature in light of the constructs; (4) consider the feasibility of incorporating the accommodation into computer-based tests; and (5) consider training implications for staff and students. Implications for further developments are discussed. This report was funded by the United States Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs.
Published by: National Center on Educational Outcomes (Website:http://www.education.umn.edu/nceo/)
Link to text: http://www.education.umn.edu/nceo/OnlinePubs/Policy15.htm