[blindkid] ITBS and COGAT testing in Braille

Kieszak, Stephanie (CDC/CCEHIP/NCEH) sek7 at cdc.gov
Wed Sep 16 14:49:34 UTC 2009

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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