[blindkid] ITBS and COGAT testing in Braille

Marshall Flax marshall.flax+blindkid at gmail.com
Wed Sep 16 21:16:19 UTC 2009


It looks like ITBS is available in Braille -- see
http://www.riverpub.com/products/itbs/pricing_test.html

Ditto for COGAT -- see
http://www.riverpub.com/products/orderform/ProceduresforCoding.pdf

Marshall


On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 4:03 PM, Carol Castellano
<carol_castellano at verizon.net> wrote:
> Maybe call the companies that produce the tests yourself to find out if they
> have been done--or could be done--in braille?
> Carol
>
> At 10:49 AM 9/16/2009, you wrote:
>>
>> My daughter's TVI just called to tell me that neither the ITBS nor the
>> COGAT test will be available in Braille for my daughter this year. She
>> is in 1st grade and these tests will be administered to all the other
>> students.  Has anyone else run into this in the past, and how did you
>> handle it?  From what I've heard, the state (Georgia) will waive the
>> tests but our county will not. We don't want the tests waived anyway
>> since we believe it sets a very bad precedent for our daughter.  In
>> addition, we want her to be tested for the school's gifted program and
>> one of the things they consider are scores from standardized tests. Our
>> TVI is following up on this but I wanted to see what I might be able to
>> find out as well.
>> Thank you for any advice or suggestions.
>> Stephanie Kiesak-Holloway
>>
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