Setting: Preferential Seating
|Types of Assessment |
- Review the room and identify all areas that may create distractions or provide bestplacements 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 anextended period of time.
- While a student may work well in a studycarrel during regular instructional activities, he or she may not do as well during anassessment.
- 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 careto ensure that the preferential seating is not perceived as punishment.
Excerpted from Assessment Accommodations Toolkit.