Assessment Accommodations Objectives
|Types of Assessment |
Timing: changes in the length oftesting.
- Provides extra time to read written text.
- Provides extra time to write responses.
- Provides extra time to use certainequipment.
- Helps students with short attention spansstay on task.
Scheduling: changes in when testingoccurs.
- Coordinates the assessment with theeffects of medication.
- Helps students who have low frustrationtolerance.
Setting: changes in the place where an assessment is given.
- Helps students who have difficultyfocusing attention in a group setting.
- Supports other classmates who may be distracted by the accommodation.
Presentation: changes in how anassessment is given to a student.
- Supports students with sensory needs.
- Supports students who have difficultyreading or understanding directions.
Response: changes in how a studentresponds to an assessment.
- Meets needs related to physical andsensory disabilities that limit the student'sability to respond.
- Helps students who have memory,sequencing, directionality, alignment,organization, and other problems that mayinterfere with successful performance ontests.
Excerpted from Assessment Accommodations Toolkit.