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Common-Core Tests to Have Built-in Accommodations

June 08, 2011

When Michael Hock was a special education teacher, he spent hours slicing quarter-inch slits in the center of index cards so that his students could use them to isolate individual words and sentences while taking standardized tests. When a new generation of tests-the common-core assessments-is unveiled in a few years, special education teachers should be able to put away their index cards and all the other shortcuts and homemade solutions they have created over the years to make paper-and-pencil tests accessible for many students with disabilities. That's because the new, computerized tests will have accommodations for most students with disabilities built right in. To read more, click here

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