[nobe-l] Seeking information regarding the Spring 2015 Smarter Balanced summative assessments

Yingling, Valerie Vyingling at nfb.org
Wed Feb 11 13:33:27 UTC 2015

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<mailto: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>.


Valerie Yingling
National Federation of the Blind

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