Accessibility Supports

  • District & State Assessment Programs


    ◊ Testing Accommodations Forms (IEP & 504)

    Guidance: "UAAG" - Nevada Usability, Accessibility and Accommodations Guide (linked from DRC INSIGHT Portal)

    • Form: Special Testing Accommodation/s (pdf)
      • Summative Smarter Balanced ELA 3-8; Requires NDE authorization

    >>IMPORTANT>> For students using testing accommodations on the Nevada CRT Science (5,8,&HS) or Summative Smarter Balanced (3-8) assessments:

    • 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; Protocols for Read Aloud, Scribing, Transcribing

    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

    Use: 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.

    >>AT and medical devices must be documented in the student's IEP or Section 504 Plan.

    >>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.

    Print the appropriate form:

    • Medical Device Form (Word)
      • Certify all security and administration procedures were followed while using electronic device 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; current school year, included in student's individual plan.
      • Disable internet and specified features of authorized applications.
      • Delete student responses from AT device after testing.
      • Certify all security and administration procedures were followed while using 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, 1-12 (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)