[Nfbo-announce] FW: [blindkid] Smarter Balanced -- need information from the field

Robert Jaquiss rjaquiss at earthlink.net
Sat Feb 21 06:59:57 UTC 2015

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From: blindkid [mailto:blindkid-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Carlton Anne Cook Walker via blindkid
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Subject: [blindkid] Smarter Balanced -- need information from the field

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

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
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