- Choose an assessment you are currently using, anything from a low stakes quiz, to a final exam, to a high stakes benchmark or interim assessment. Look at the directions, the questions, and, in the case of multiple-choice or matching items, the answer choices. Using the list of Interferences, how many can you spot? Use the list of strategies to edit the assessment. Be clear about what is being assessed — language or another content area?
- For educators who have students with communication disorders and/or reading disabilities, which of the linguistic accommodations would be appropriate for making assessments more accessible to them? Share this information with support team members and discuss including linguistic accommodations in the students’ IEPs or 504 Plans. This is especially critical for English learners with disabilities.