[blindkid] ITBS and COGAT testing in Braille

Carol Castellano carol_castellano at verizon.net
Wed Sep 16 20:03:32 UTC 2009

Maybe call the companies that produce the tests yourself to find out 
if they have been done--or could be done--in braille?

At 10:49 AM 9/16/2009, you wrote:
>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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Carol Castellano, President
National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
carol_castellano at verizon.net

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