Validating Assessments for Students with Disabilities

Validating assessments for students with disabilities can be challenging. If test scores derived from those assessments are used for state accountability purposes, threats to validity must be identified and actions taken to remove or reduce those threats. However, by changing the mode of presentation—for example, using a larger font—the effect of the vision impairment is removed, thus providing the student a fairer opportunity to perform. 

This resource is a part of the Tool Kit on Teaching and Assessing Students With Disabilities (2004, archived)

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