Maximizing the Effectiveness of Online Accountability Assessments for Students With DisabilitiesBy Axelson, Mary; Edvantia, Inc.
(Pages: 8) Publication Date: 2005
Paper discusses how educational professionals can improve student accountability assessments by applying universal design principles to online versions of tests. Online assessment offers the promise of faster return data, while universal design principles have direct benefits for students with physical and learning disabilities. Success with universal design will require collaboration among individuals with expertise in several distinct areas of specialized knowledge, including: (1) universal design, (2) special education, (3) online technology systems and applications, (4) assistive technology, (5) assessment, and (6) content standards. An overview of the strengths and weaknesses of this collaborative process is presented.
Published by: Edvantia, Inc. (Website:http://www.edvantia.org)
Link to text: http://www.edvantia.org/products/pdf/PBAssessment.pdf