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Accommodations are central to issues of access to education for deaf students. However, there are often concerns that accommodations might change the difficulty of a test, particularly when those changes involve different language modalities (e.g., ASL or a signed version…
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Resource Type: Research
Useful For: Disability Services Professionals
Topics: Research & Data, Research Translated!, Testing
Deaf youth, like you, have many different hopes, dreams, and goals. Many programs and services are available to help you succeed….
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Useful For: Disability Services Professionals
Topics: Testing, Transition
This step-by-step guide explains how to request and use accommodations on tests to help meet career goals. There are a variety of tests you may need to take to get a job or advance in your career…
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Resource Type: Guides
Useful For: Disability Services Professionals
Topics: Testing
Deaf youth, like you, have many different hopes, dreams, and goals. Many programs and services are available to help you succeed. One important program is vocational rehabilitation (VR), which helps you plan to reach your educational and career goals….
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Useful For: Disability Services Professionals
Topics: Testing, Transition
This document provides an overview of English language proficiency (ELP), how it is measured when it comes to eligibility for English learner (EL) services, and what this may mean for deaf students….
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Useful For: Families
Topics: Legal/Policy, Testing, Transition
This document provides background information and considerations for placement decisions for deaf students into developmental and college-level coursework….
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Resource Type: Overviews, Guides
Useful For: Administrators
Topics: Research & Data, Testing, Transition
This step-by-step guide explains how to request and use accommodations on standardized exams to help students meet their goals after high school….
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Useful For: Disability Services Professionals
Topics: Mental Health & Well-Being, Testing
The 2014 Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing significantly elevated the importance of fairness in testing. The standards emphasize that fairness is an essential part of the validity of score interpretations. Thus, alongside validity and reliability, fairness gained status as…
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Useful For: Administrators
Topics: Legal/Policy, Testing
Many different test-taking issues affect deaf students, but linked to all of these issues are the differing experiences with English, professionals who do not have a full understanding of the learning experiences or backgrounds of deaf people, and the lack…
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Resource Type: Overviews
Useful For: Administrators
Topics: Testing
This study explores frameworks surrounding assessment policy and practice for deaf and deafdisabled students, current research related to standardized assessment, and potential implications….
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Resource Type: Research
Useful For: Disability Services Professionals
Topics: Research & Data, Testing
Click on the below videos to meet the 2008 Test Equity Summit participants. These videos were developed during past cycles of Department of Education funding….
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Resource Type: Videos
Useful For: Disability Services Professionals
Topics: Testing

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