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Journal of Special Education Technology Vol. 28, No. 3 (2013)
The goal of a mathematics read aloud accommodation is to provide better access to test content and achieve a more accurate indicator of students’ math knowledge by minimizing the measurement of constructs such as vision and reading ability. This...
TEACHING Exceptional Children Vol. 42, No. 2 (2009) pp. 6–12
Students with disabilities and special needs have faced challenges in accessing educational content, and in taking traditional pen-and-paper tests. How might technology improve the process, while making statewide tests truly accessible to all...
Assistive Technology for Postsecondary Students with Learning Disabilities: From Research to Practice
Annals of Dyslexia Vol. 45 (1995) pp. 123–42
This paper describes a support services program for students with learning disabilities at California State University (Northridge) that utilized clinical and controlled research for prescription of services and compensatory strategies, including...
Journal of Technology, Learning, and Assessment Vol. 3, No. 4 (January 2005)
To examine the impact of transitioning 4th grade reading comprehension assessments to the computer, 219 fourth graders were randomly assigned to take a one-hour reading comprehension assessment on paper, on a computer using scrolling text to...
Assessment in an era of accessibility: Evaluating rules for scripting audio representation of test items
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 50, No. 2 (March 2019) pp. 806–818
Standardized, large‐scale assessment of educational outcomes has become a global phenomenon over the past three decades (Smith, [, 2016]). A key challenge facing assessment designers is that standard formats may be inaccessible or may create...
Journal of Applied Testing Technology Vol. 10, No. 3 (August 2009)
Many students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing are eligible for a signing accommodation for state and other standardized tests. The signing accommodation, however, presents several challenges for testing programs that attempt to administer tests...
Journal of Technology, Learning, and Assessment Vol. 10, No. 2 (August 2010)
This study examined the feasibility of administering GED Tests using a computer based testing system with embedded accessibility tools and the impact on test scores and test-taker experience when GED Tests are transitioned from paper to computer....
Transitioning the GED[R] Mathematics Test to Computer with and without Accommodations: A Pilot Project
Adult Basic Education and Literacy Journal Vol. 5, No. 2 (2011) pp. 67–73
We conducted a pilot study to see how the GED Mathematics Test could be administered on computer with embedded accessibility tools. We examined test scores and test-taker experience. Nineteen GED test centers across five states and 216 randomly...
Educational Studies in Mathematics Vol. 70, No. 3 (April 2009) pp. 217–241
We examine whether the array representation can support children's understanding and reasoning in multiplication. To begin, we define what we mean by understanding and reasoning. We adopt a "representational-reasoning" model of understanding, where...
The asset of cultural pluralism: an account of cross-cultural learning in pre-service teacher education
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies Vol. 16, No. 3 pp. 365–387
As a preservice instructor in a cross-cultural course, I worked with six of my students to try to understand how we encountered one another's diverse attitudes and values. We paid attention to contexts and choices, presuppositions and consequences....
Supporting Professional Development in Special Education with Web-Based Professional Learning Communities: New Possibilities with Web 2.0
Peña L. Bedesem; Katherine J. Mitchem; Gail Fitzgerald; Kevin Miller; Candice Hollingsead; David F. Cihak Don D. McMahon; Mona Leigh Guha Elizabeth Foss; Greg Walsh; Jennifer Higgins and Michael Katz; Katherine J. Mitchem; Gail Fitzgerald; Kevin Miller; Candice Hollingsead; David F. Cihak Don D. McMahon; Mona Leigh Guha Elizabeth Foss; Greg Walsh; Jennifer Higgins and Michael Katz; Peña L. Bedesem; Katherine J. Mitchem; Gail Fitzgerald; Kevin Miller; Candice Hollingsead; David F. Cihak Don D. McMahon; Mona Leigh Guha Elizabeth Foss; Greg Walsh; Jennifer Higgins and Michael Katz; Peña L. Bedesem; Katherine J. Mitchem; Gail Fitzgerald; Kevin Miller; Candice Hollingsead; David F. Cihak Don D. McMahon; Mona Leigh Guha Elizabeth Foss; Greg Walsh; Jennifer Higgins and Michael Katz; Elizabeth L. Hardman
Journal of Special Education Technology Vol. 27, No. 4 (2012) pp. 17–31
This article describes the challenges in organizing professional learning communities (PLCs) in special education, identifies the teacher and student benefits of using a PLC approach to professional development, and discusses the promise and...