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PARCC Draft Accommodations Manual

PARCC Draft Accommodations Manual

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Published by Achieve, Inc.
This is a draft. More information is at http://www.parcconline.org/parcc-assessment-policies
This is a draft. More information is at http://www.parcconline.org/parcc-assessment-policies

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Pre-decisional. Updated April 17, 2013
D
RAFT
 PARCC
 
A
CCOMMODATIONS
M
ANUAL
 
How to Select, Administer, and Evaluate the Use of Tools and Accommodations forthe Assessment of Students with Disabilities and English Learners on thePARCC End-of-Year, Performance-Based Assessment,and Mid-Year Assessment
IRST 
DITION 
 
Produced by:Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)
 
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Pre-decisional. Updated April 17, 2013
PARTNERSHIP
 
FOR
 
ASSESSMENT
 
OF
 
READINESS
 
FORCOLLEGE
 
AND
 
CAREERS
 
(PARCC)PARCC is an alliance of states working together to develop common assessments serving approximately 23
million students. PARCC’s work is funded through a four
-year, $185 million dollar grant from the U.S.Department of Education. Partners include about 200 higher education institutions and systemsrepresenting hundreds of campuses across the country that will help develop the high school component of the new assessment
 –
and then put it to good use as an indicator of student readiness. PARCC is led by itsmember states and managed by Achieve Inc., a nonprofit group with a 15-year track record of working withstates to improve student achievement by aligning K-12 education policies with the expectations of employers and the postsecondary community.
PARCC’s ultimate goal is to make sure all students gradu
atefrom high school college- and career-ready.
DRAFT PARCC ACCOMMODATIONS MANUAL
HOW TO SELECT, ADMINISTER, AND EVALUATE THE USE OF TOOLS AND ACCOMMODATIONSFOR ASSESSMENT OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES AND ENGLISH LEARNERSON THE PARCC END-OF-YEAR, PERFORMANCE-BASED ASSESSMENT, ANDSPEAKING AND LISTENING ASSESSMENT
First Edition
PARTNERSHIP FOR ASSESSMENT OF READINESS FOR COLLEGE AND CAREERS (PARCC)
Available on the World Wide Web at:http://www.parcconline.org/parcc-assessment-policiesThe contents of the Manual were developed under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. However, these contents do notnecessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education and you should not assume endorsement by the Federalgovernment.
 
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Pre-decisional. Updated April 17, 2013
Table of Contents
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Background
…………………………………………………..……………………………….……………………………………………………..
5
Section 1: PARCC Accommodations Policies and Assessment Design Overview
…………………………….…..
8
Section 2: Universally Designed Embedded Supports and Accessibility Features for All Students
……
.. 18
Section 3: Five-Step Process for Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
 
………………………….…..
22Step 1: Expect Students with Disabilities to Achieve Grade-Level Academic Content Standards 23Step 2: Learn About Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
……………………………….……
.. 26Step 3: Select Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
………………………………………………..
28Step 4: Administer Accommodations during
Assessment ……………………………………….………………
36Step 5: Evaluate and Improve Accommodat
ions Use …………………………………………………..………….
37
Section 4: Accommodations for Students with Disabilities Taking Computer-DeliveredAssessments
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
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Section 5: Six-Step Process for Accommodations for English Learners
 
……………………………………………….
50Step 1: Expect English Learners to Achieve Grade-Level Academic Content Standards
…………….
51Step 2: Learn About Different Supports Available to All Students and to ELs on PARCC Assessments
………………………………………………………………………………………………………
.
………..………………………………
55Step 3: Select Assessment Accommodations
for English Learners…………………………..…….……………
56Step 4:
Document, Review, and Evaluate Accommodations Decisions ……………………….……………
61Step 5: Administer Accommodations to English Learners
………………………………………………………….
63Step 6
: Evaluate and Improve Accommodations Use ……………………………………………………………….
63
Section 6: Accommodations for English Learners Taking Computer-Delivered Assessments
……………..……………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………………………
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Important note: Public comment is intended to focus around the policies in the Manual. At this time, supportingtools/appendices are not included. In summer 2013, PARCC states and key stakeholders will review and vet a number of appendices designed to support states in the implementation of the policies mentioned in the Manual for release.

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