Testing Accommodations in the Age of eLearning

Presented by: Jennifer Pitts

About the Webinar

No one knows when or how testing will resume. But one thing is for sure: preparing students to use their accommodations during testing is a marathon, not a sprint.

  1. Understanding that it’s a moving target, what can you do now to start preparing?
  2. What will you need in your testing accommodations toolkit?
  3. How can you get students started with accommodations now so they can use them on the assessment (when the time comes)?

Join us for a snapshot look at testing accommodations in the age of eLearning. We’ll dive into:

  1. The role of accommodations in high stakes testing
  2. Tools (Snap&Read and Co:Writer) that feature testing accommodations
    1. Text-to-speech
    2. Word prediction
    3. Speech recognition (voice typing)
    4. Test mode (to lock disallowed features)
  3. Proof of accommodation use — often a requirement that accommodations are used in instruction well ahead of the assessment (Co:Writer data provides evidence).

About the Presenter

Jennifer Pitts

has a Masters of Education and 14 years of classroom teacher experience. While teaching, she worked within multiple school systems – public, private, and charter schools. After teaching, Jennifer went into the Educational Publishing World and has worked for various K-12 publishers, training and educating teachers with best practices of teaching. Jennifer has been at Don Johnston Incorporated for a year now and enjoys helping all students have the right tools to unlock the doors of learning.