[blindkid] Smarter Balanced -- need information from the field

Carlton Anne Cook Walker attorneywalker at gmail.com
Sat Feb 21 02:14:08 UTC 2015


Friends, If you live in or know folks in the following states, please read
and distribute this information widely and regularly.

CaliforniaConnecticutDelawareHawaiiIdahoIowaMaineMissouri
MontanaNevadaNew HampshireNorth Dakota
OregonSouth DakotaVermont
WashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsin


The National Federation of the Blind is seeking information from students,
parents, and teachers regarding the Spring 2015 Smarter Balanced summative
assessments. If you are aware of a student who requires text-to-speech or
Braille, or has been denied a necessary accommodation because of Smarter
Balanced’s accommodation policy, please contact Valerie Yingling at
vyingling at nfb.org or 410-659-9314, extension 2440, as soon as possible. The
following states will be administering the Smarter Balanced assessments
this spring: California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Maine,
Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oregon, South
Dakota, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. For information
regarding Smarter Balanced’s accessibility barriers and policies, see the NFB’s
letter to Smarter Balanced’s governing board
<https://nfb.org/blog/vonb-blog/national-federation-blind-urges-smarter-balanced-fix-accessibility-barriers-and>
.

-- 
Carlton Anne Cook Walker
Attorney at Law
President, National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
Teacher of Students with Blindness/Visual Impairment
105 Creamery Road
Boiling Springs, PA   17007
Voice: 717-658-9894
Twitter: braillemom


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