Setting: Preferential Seating
Types of Assessment |
- Review the room and identify all areas that may create distractions or provide best placements for individual students.
- Before asking a student to test in a location, make sure that both you and the student have tried to work in the space for an extended period of time.
- While a student may work well in a study carrel during regular instructional activities, he or she may not do as well during an assessment.
- While a student may work well in the front row during instruction, your presence at the desk may prove distracting for the student during a test situa- tion.
Students should be comfortable in special placements during assessments. Take care to ensure that the preferential seating is not perceived as punishment.
Excerpted from Assessment Accommodations Toolkit.
Provided in partnership with The Council for Exceptional Children.
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