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Testing Accommodations

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Accommodation Notification Request Form (pdf, 374kb)
In rare cases, a student with a disability may require the use of an accommodation that is not specified in the state accommodations’ publications in order to access state tests. This document outlines the procedures to request a special accommodation.

 

Sample Math Grids and EOC English II Response Area for Student Marks Answers in Test Book Test Administrations
Students with the Student Marks Answers in Test Book accommodation do not receive an answer sheet during testing.  Therefore, in order to provide them with equitable access to the demands of the gridded response items and constructed response items, schools may provide these students with the sample grids and sample response space during testing.  These documents should be printed locally and treated as secure test materials once printed for testing purposes.  The documents may be enlarged locally for students who require large print materials.

Teachers may also use these documents before testing day as a resource to prepare students for testing.  The documents do not need to be considered secure under these circumstances.

 

Sample Constructed Response Area for Student Marks Answers in Test Book NC Final Exam Test Administrations
Students with the Student Marks Answers in Test Book accommodation do not receive an answer sheet during testing. Therefore, in order to provide them with equitable access to the demands of the constructed response items, schools may provide these students with the sample response space during testing.  This document should be printed locally and treated as secure test materials once printed for testing purposes.  The document may be enlarged locally for students who require large print materials.

Teachers may also use this document before testing day as a resource to prepare students for testing.  The document does not need to be considered secure under these circumstances.

 

Plan for Monitoring the Use of State Testing Accommodations (pdf, 189kb)
The North Carolina Testing Program's comprehensive approach for monitoring the use of state testing accommodations

 

Testing Students with Disabilities
Policies, procedures, and resources for testing students with disabilities in the North Carolina Testing Program

 

Testing Students Identified as Limited English Proficient
Policies, procedures, and resources for testing students identified as limited English proficient in the North Carolina Testing Program

 

Forms

 

2015-16 Review of Accommodations Used During Testing Forms

  • Review of Accommodations Used During Testing Form Procedures (pdf, 31kb)
    • Process guide for the Review of Accommodations Used During Testing forms
  • Review of Accommodations Used During Testing (pdf, 252kb) (xls, 113kb)
    • Form to be used during team decisions prior to testing to record required testing accommodations documented on the student's IEP, Section 504 Plan, LEP documentation, or transitory impairment documentation, for data entry into CECAS or PowerSchool, and during/after testing to record the accommodations provided and used during testing
  • Review of Accommodations Used During NCEXTEND1 Testing (pdf, 168kb) (xls, 98kb)
    • Form to be used during team decision prior to testing to record required testing accommodations documented on the student's IEP, for data entry into CECAS and PowerSchool, and during/after testing to record the accommodations provided and used during testing

 

Test Accommodations Charts
The following charts are available for use in documenting students' required testing accommodations in Section 504 Plans, Limited English Proficient (LEP) plans/documentation, and transitory impairment documentation.

Use of these charts is strongly encouraged by the NCDPI. The charts are modeled after the IEP DEC 4 (6 of 10) North Carolina Testing Program accommodations chart, and will therefore facilitate the consistent documentation of required testing accommodations for students across plan types. The DEC 4 IEP form is available at http://ec.ncpublicschools.gov/policies/forms/statewide-forms.

 

2015-16 Charts

  • Section 504 Plan Testing Accommodations Chart (pdf, 123kb)
    • Chart for documentation of required testing accommodations in a student's Section 504 Plan
  • Limited English Proficient Plan/Documentation Accommodations Chart
    (pdf, 109kb)
    • Chart for documentation of required testing accommodations in a student's Limited English Proficient Plan/Documentation
  • Transitory Impairment Documentation Accommodations Chart (pdf, 125kb)
    • Chart for documentation of required testing accommodations in a student's Transitory Impairment Documentation

Special Print Versions Error Report Form (pdf, 26kb)
Form used to record and submit information about errors found in special print version tests (i.e., Braille, large print, or one test item per page).

 

Memos

 

Routine Use of Testing Accommodations (pdf, 214kb)
April 29, 2010 memo on the routine use of testing accommodations in instruction and similar classroom assessments

 

Accommodations Memo (pdf, 387kb)
March 9, 2010 memo on accommodations from Rebecca Garland and Angela Quick
(Note: The Review of Accommodations Used During Testing forms for 2009-10 have been deleted from the pdf file of this memo. The current Review of Accommodations Used During Testing forms can be found above on this web page to be downloaded/printed.)

 

Presentations

 

Testing Accommodations Update (ppt, 1mb)
PowerPoint presented at the Conference on Exceptional Children (November 2011)

 

Accommodations: Decide, Document, Monitor (ppt, 2mb)
PowerPoint presented at the Conference on Exceptional Children (November 2010)

 

Testing Accommodations: North Carolina Testing Program (ppt, 512kb)
PowerPoint presented at the Conference on Exceptional Children (November 2008)

 

September 14, 2010 Joint Director's/Coordinator's Meeting
A meeting focused on instructional accommodations and modifications, Responsiveness to Instruction (RtI), and the documentation, provision, and monitoring of state testing accommodations.

 

Accommodations Webinar
Webinar on understanding accommodations requirements, making accommodations decisions, and entering accommodations into CECAS and NCWISE.

 

Monitoring Accommodations Webinar FAQ (xls, 26kb)
Guidance on questions received during the March 17, 2010 Monitoring Accommodations Webinar