Forms and Resources

  • District & State Assessment Programs

    Guidance: "UAAG" - Nevada Usability, Accessibility and Accommodations Guide (pdf)


    ◊ Testing Accommodations Form (IEP & 504)

    • Nevada Testing Accommodations for IEP & 504 (revised 12.03.2020)
      • Use for students in grades 3-10 (State CRT--Summative Smarter Balanced ELA & Math, and Science)

    >>IMPORTANT>> For students using testing accommodations on the Nevada CRT Science (5,8,&HS) or Summative Smarter Balanced (3-8) assessments, the accommodation(s) must be documented on the Nevada IEP/504 Testing Accommodations form for the current school year and included in the student's individual plan. Use of non-documented or unauthorized accommodations will result in a testing irregularity and test invalidation.

    *See "Certification Forms" for guidance on AT and Medical devices in the testing room.

    District Assessment Program: Contact Assessment Support to discuss special needs for testing.

     


     ◊ Confidentiality Agreement Form; Read Aloud, Scribing, Transcribing Protocols

    Required for adults authorized to be in the testing room and who may have direct or indirect access to secure test content and/or student responses as part of a student's testing accommodation/support; as required by a test (e.g. NAA, ELPA).

     


     ◊ Certification of Proper Use Forms for Medical or AT Device Use

    For students requiring assistive technology (AT) and students supported with medical devices while in the testing environment, certain features must be disabled and proper use must be certified in writing when used in the secure testing environment. The AT or medical device must be documented in the student's IEP or Section 504 Plan. Print the appropriate form. Students must be supervised when accessing devices during the testing period. Test administrators must certify in writing that the device was not used to access non-permissible applications or information, or capture, record or communicate secure test content.

    • Medical Device Form (Word)
      • Certify in writing that all security and administration procedures were followed for an electronic device required for monitoring of documented medical need.
      • Retain 3 years with secure testing documentation.
    • AT Device for "Speech-to-Text" Form (Word)
      • Speech-to-Text must be checked on the Nevada IEP/504 Testing Accommodations form for the current school year and included in student's individual plan.
      • Disable internet and specified features of authorized applications.
      • Delete student responses from AT devices after testing.
      • Certify in writing that all security and administration procedures were followed for the use of AT to provide speech-to-text accommodation for testing.
      • Retain 3 years with secure testing documentation.
    • AT Device for other authorized use
      • Contact Assessment Support regarding devices, including mobile phone and Bluetooth compatible, that may provide non-permissible information or access to non-approved applications and is used by a student as an accommodation during testing.

     


    ◊ Resources: Testing Accommodations (IEP, 504)

    Testing accommodations for IEP and 504 eligible students should be based on individual student characteristics and needs. Accommodations are intended to offset the effects of a student's disability; they are not intended to reduce learning expectations. See permissible materials for individual assessments.

    >>IMPORTANT>> Use of non-documented accommodations will result in a testing irregularity and test invalidation.

    • Multiplication Table, 1-9 single digit (pdf)
      • IEP/504 Testing Accommodation for MAP Growth Mathematics
      • May be appropriate for students with a documented and persistent calculation disability (i.e. dyscalculia)
    • Multiplication Table, 1-12 (pdf)
      • IEP/504 Testing Accommodation for Summative Smarter Balanced Mathematics
      • May be appropriate for students with a documented and persistent calculation disability (i.e. dyscalculia)
      • Grades 3-8, Multiplication Table must be checked on the Nevada IEP/504 Testing Accommodations form for the current school year and included in student's individual plan
    • 100s Number Table (pdf)
      • IEP/504 Testing Accommodation for Summative Smarter Balanced Mathematics
      • May be appropriate for students with documented needs related to visual processing or spacial perception
      • Grades 3-8, 100s Number Table must be checked on the Nevada IEP/504 Testing Accommodations form for the current school year and included in student's individual plan

    Guidelines for accommodations and designated supports are subject to change annually.


    ◊ Resources: Designated Supports

    Designated Supports used during testing should be based on individual student characteristics and needs. See permissible materials for individual assessments.

    --Bilingual Dictionary (English Learner/EL support)

     


     ◊ Resources: Universal Tools--Permissible Testing Materials

    See permissible materials for individual assessments.

    SCRATCH PAPER

    If not specifically stated, scratch paper may only be plain unlined, lined, patty paper, or grid-only (unlabeled) graphing paper. Print your own grid-only paper (each download includes one page of gray, dark gray, or black (source >Print-Graph-Paper.com):

    CALCULATORS

    A calculator is a universal tool for calculator allowed test items on district, state, and national assessments. Students taking the Nevada Science and Mathematics assessments through DRC INSIGHT will have access to an embedded calculator for select math items starting in grade 6, and science assessments starting in grade 5. Follow test specific guidelines for hand-held calculator use on paper-based district and national assessments.

    See also:  http://www.doe.nv.gov/Assessments/

     

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