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Presentation: Magnifying/Amplification Devices

How using magnifying devices is an effective assessment accommodation.
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Updated on: December 11, 2000

Presentation: Magnifying/Amplification Devices

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Description

Students who have difficulty seeing may use magnifying devices to read directionsand test items. There are a variety of magnification tools, in any case, the studentshould use the one with which he or she is most comfortable.

Some students may require amplification equipment as well as a hearing aid. Forexample, a teacher may use an amplification system to give large-group instructions.

Procedure

  1. Check to see what devices students need and make sure they are in excellent working order on the day of the test.
  2. If the adult who is proctoring the test is unfamiliarwith the use of a particular tool, allow ample time for training.

Cautions

Students who use magnification devices may tire more easily than other students. Ifthis is the case for a particular student, it may be necessary to extend the time periodor provide additional breaks.

Excerpted from Assessment Accommodations Toolkit.

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