Forms and Resources

  • District & State Assessment Programs

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

     ◊ Accessibility Forms: 2019-2020   

    • Designated Supports (pdf)
      • Individual student form for designating tools, features and supports students may use during testing
      • Form date must be within the current school year; update designated supports in fall of each year
      • Plan required for all EL and Former EL students under Title III; forms issued to schools in Nov 2019
      • Form will be embedded in AcceliPLAN (IEP) in Jan 2020
    • Nevada Testing Accommodations for IEP & 504 (pdf)
      • IEP and 504 Plans; form will be embedded in AcceliPLAN (IEP) Dec/Jan
      • Use for students in grades 3-10 (State CRT--Summative Smarter Balanced ELA & Math, and Science)
    • Nevada Special Testing Accommodation Request (Word)
      • Use to request read aloud for ELA passages gr 3-5 or Scribe for ELA PT writing
      • For Summative Smarter Balanced ELA (gr 3-8)
      • IEP and 504 eligible, plan must be submitted with request
      • Test Coordinator must submit requests before January 8, 2020 for current year testing

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


     ◊ Confidentiality Form: 2019-2020   

    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).

    • Confidentiality Agreement Form (pdf)
      • Retain 3 years with secure testing documentation.
      • Use this form for all state and district assessments except where a test specific manual provides alternative guidance on confidentiality and test security.

     ◊ Cerfication Forms for Medical or AT Device Use: 2019-2020

    For students requiring assistive technology (AT) and students supported with medical devices, 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 apture, record or communicate secure test content.

    • Medical Device - single test form / multiple tests 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/STT (Word)
      • 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 that may provide non-permissible information or access to non-approved applications and used by a student as an accommodation during testing.

     ◊ NEW! Templates: 2019-2020, DRC Supported Assessments

    Use the template to document online embedded, paper administration, and additional used accommodations. Submit the completed spreadsheet to AssessmentSupport by January 31, 2020 for spring test administrations. *Charter schools, upload the file to your school designated folder in the Nevada Bighorn Portal and notify Assessment Support.


     ◊ RESOURCES: Designated Supports and Testing Accommodations

    • Multiplication Table, 1-9 (pdf)
      • IEP/504 Testing Accommodation for Math tests, GRADE 4 AND ABOVE ONLY
      • Not permissible in grades K-3 or for other content area assessments
    • 100s Number Table (pdf)
      • IEP/504 Testing Accommodation for Math tests, GRADE 4 AND ABOVE ONLY
      • Not permissible in grades K-3 or for other content area assessments  
    • Read Aloud Protocol for paper administrations (pdf)
    • Scribing Protocol (pdf)

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


     ◊ RESOURCES: Universal Tools--Permissible Testing Materials

    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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