[blindkid] Smarter Balanced testing (SBAC)
hollym12 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 21 20:26:48 UTC 2014
Valerie Yingling at the NFB headquarters is a great contact for this. I know she was very involved in the PARCC assessment situation, I'd imagine she's got her ear to the ground on smarter Balance as well
Valerie Yingling Paralegal National Federation of the Blind Telephone: 410-659-9314 ext. 2440
Vyingling at nfb.org
> On Apr 21, 2014, at 4:13 PM, DrV <icdx1111 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear All,
> My son’s high school/district decided to do a ‘pilot test run’ of the new
> Smarter Balanced testing (SBAC) for 11th graders only this year, as the
> STAR testing has been phased out. The testing is scheduled for tomorrow.
> I just received an email that though a braille version was requested, the
> materials have not been received & apparently the “accessibility kinks”
> haven’t been worked out yet.
> I have requested elaboration from the district, but haven’t heard back yet.
> It would seem like the testing should be accessible.
> Can anyone provide some guidance/insights into what to do on a practical
> level & how this is being addressed on state/national level from other
> blind students?
> Who is addressing the accessibility issues in CA/nationally?
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