Archives for July 2013

News-in-Brief – July 2013

PARCC Approves Accommodations Manual The Governing Board of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), one of two consortia developing assessments based on the Common Core State Standards, has given final approval to the first edition of its accessibility and accommodations manual. LDA provided comments on earlier drafts, and some favorable changes have been made. However, LDA and other disability organizations remain concerned about specific accommodations, including read-aloud features. The manual indicates the read-aloud accommodation is “intended for a very small number of students and will result in a valid score only for those students for… Read More »