ONLINE- 2016-2017 CSDE Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Training
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ONLINE- 2016-2017 CSDE Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Training

ONLINE- 2016-2017 CSDE Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Trainin...

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This online course will open on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 and remain open until Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

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Grades 3-11: PPT Administrators/ Designees, Test Coordinators General and Special Education Teachers, Student Support Services Professionals, Paraeducators

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This optional online professional learning opportunity* covers the accessibility options, including designated supports and accommodations, for students taking the Smarter Balanced and CMT/CAPT Science assessments. It focuses on students with disabilities, students with a Section 504 plan, and students identified as English Learners, as well as general education students.

Participants will review legal and practical implications of providing accommodations; identify accommodations allowed on statewide assessments and the rationale for inclusion and provision to a student; identify designated supports allowed on statewide assessments and the rationale for inclusion and provision to a student; distinguish between accommodations for instruction and/or statewide assessment; and review the assessment selection process.

*This activity is 508 compliant, including closed captioning.

SERC is also conducting two half-day sessions in each of the six regional educational service center (RESC) areas between October 2016 and January 2017. Applicants may participate in any of those sessions or choose to take this course online.

Online Access:

This online training is conducted using the Schoology (schoology.com) Learning Management System. After registration, you will receive a confirmation message with instructions for accessing this course on Schoology.

For registration questions, please contact Bianca Irizarry, SERC, (860) 632-1485, ext. 216 or irizarry@ctserc.org

For content questions, please contact Janet Stuck or Joe Amenta in the CSDE Academic Office. Their contact information is as follows:

Janet Stuck · 860-713-6837 · janet.stuck@ct.gov
Joe Amenta · 860-713-6855 · joseph.amenta@ct.gov

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