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Instructions for Embedded Glossaries /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/Instructions-for-Using-Embedded-Glossaries.pdf
Updated April 09, 2020
This document provides instructions for using translated glossaries as an embedded designated support for the Smarter Balanced mathematics online tests.
Temporary Accommodation Request Form /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/State-Assessment-Temporary-Accommodations-Request-Form-1-27-2020.docx
Updated January 27, 2020

This form is required for special educators who either use assistive technology, administer an accommodation, or have a process that is not on Smarter Balance’s list of approved accommodations. When in doubt, please check with the state prior to completing the form. This form can be completed for any state assessment.

Updates on Accessibility Resources /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/SBAC-accessibility-resources-test-administration-comparison-2019_20.pdf
Updated October 03, 2019

This crosswalk provides accessibility updates/changes for 2019-2020.

Please use this link ONLY for students receiving the TTS/Read Aloud Accommodation in grades 6-9 on the ELA CAT. All Text-to-Speech (TTS) Accommodations are entered into TIDE by the State. The criteria for assigning TTS has not changed from last year. 

Text-to-Speech or Read Aloud Accommodation Checklist for Grades 3-5 (Passages) /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/SBAC-VT-TTS-Checklist_Writeable.pdf
This checklist must be used to document a student's possible need for either the Text-to-Speech or Read Aloud accommodation for ELA reading passages for students with disabilities in grades 3-5. The checklist and supporting documentation will need to go to Linda Moreno [fax 802-479-1829] at the VT AOE for final review and approval. All communication/requests will go through the District Test Administrator (DA). Forms from educators and school coordinators will not be accepted.
TTS/Read Aloud Accommodation Requests
Updated September 16, 2019

Please use the following link to submit all Grade 3-5 TTS/Read Aloud Accommodation Requests. (not for grades 6-9).

Text-to-Speech and Read Aloud Accommodation Request Form (Grades 3-5) /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/SBAC-TTS-3-5-Request-form-read-write-2018.pdf
This form is required for special educators who wish to request a human reader for the Read Aloud Accommodation or the Text-to-Speech Accommodation in grades 3-5 for ELA passages on the Smarter Balanced Assessment.
Text to Speech/Read Aloud Accommodation Training Grades 3-5, ELA CAT /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/SBAC-TTS-DA-webinar-slides-2017-Portal-Version.pdf
Updated November 07, 2018

This webinar was used for a District Administrator (DA) Training on Text to Speech (TTS)/Read Aloud Accommodation for the ELA CAT Grades 3-5.

Guidelines for Simplified Test Directions /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/guidelines-for-simplified-test-directions.pdf
This document provides guidelines for the use of simplified test directions. Simplified test directions is a designated support allowable across all grades on Smarter Balanced assessments.
This document provides information on the Individual Student Assessment Accessibility Profile (ISAAP) Process and instructions on how to utilize the ISAAP Tool.
This module offers an overview of the Smarter Balanced Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines, the Individual Student Assessment Accessibility Profile (ISAAP) Process, and the ISAAP Tool. Smarter Balanced suggests a process and tool by which each student’s need(s) can be matched with appropriate Universal Tools, Designated Supports, and/or Accommodations. States, districts, or schools can use the ISAAP if they feel it is helpful. *??Please note that to view all module components in your browser, pop-ups must be enabled.
The Individual Student Assessment Accessibility Profile (ISAAP) tool is designed to facilitate selection of the Designated Supports and Accommodations that match student access needs for the Smarter Balanced assessments, as supported by the Smarter Balanced Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines. The ISAAP Tool should be used in conjunction with the Smarter Balanced Usability, Accessibility and Accommodations Guidelines and state regulations and policies related to assessment accessibility as a part of the ISAAP process.