[Pibe-division] Invitation to be a Test Administrator for the Technology Assisted Reading Assessment (TARA) Field Test

Laitusis, Cara claitusis at ets.org
Wed Feb 24 07:36:31 CST 2010


Educational Testing Service (ETS) is looking for 20 test administrators:
*	Administrators need to be computer literate and have experience with the assistive technologies that are commonly used by students with blindness or visual impairments. The ideal candidate will be a TVI or AT specialist working with students in grades 7-11.
*	Administrators must attend an all-day training session in Minneapolis on May 15th 
*	Administrators will be responsible for recruiting 10 students in grades 7-11 of various ability levels and degrees of visual impairment to participate in the study

Payment:	
*	$5,000 for recruiting and testing 10 students
*	$500 honorarium plus travel costs for May 15th training
*	Students will be given a thank you gift ($15 value)

More about the test:
ETS, working with the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) and the Center for Applied Special Technologies (CAST), developed a prototype assessment of technology assisted reading for blind and visually impaired students.  This work is part of a research grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER).  This assessment is designed to be administered to students who use or are learning to use Assistive Technology (AT).  The purpose is to measure the student's skills in using this technology to access text independently.  The assessment includes 4 sets of on-demand performance tasks and 10 open ended test questions that will be administered one-on-one by a trained test administrator. Test administration takes between 45 minutes and 2 hours depending on the experience of the test administrator and the proficiency level of the student. 


If you are interested in becoming a TARA Test Administrator
Contact Cara Laitusis, claitusis at ETS.org for additional information
Visit the TARA website to learn more about the project www.naraptara.info

For printable flyer see:
http://naraptara.info/research/TARAtestAdminInvite.pdf

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