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Assistive Technology Manual /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT_AssistiveTechManual2019-2020-FINAL.pdf
Updated April 14, 2020

This manual provides an overview of the embedded and non-embedded assistive technology tools that can be used to help students with special accessibility needs complete online tests in the Test Delivery System (TDS). It includes lists of supported devices and applications for each type of assistive technology that students may need, as well as setup instructions for the assistive technologies that require additional configuration in order to work with TDS. 

VT SBAC Test Security/Confidentiality /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/edu-vt-common-assessment-program-test-security-confidentiaility-agreement.pdf
Updated January 30, 2020
This Test Security/Confidentiality Agreement should be used by staff in accordance with the Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines and submitted to a District Coordinator.  It may be used for scribes and test readers.

This exemption form is required for schools/school districts to request an exemption from the state mandated ELA, Math, and Science assessments. This form is not required for out-of-state, homeschooled, international, or visiting students from another state.

Braille Display Video
Updated April 01, 2020
This video presents a student and TA workstation set up (refreshable Braille), JAWS transcription software, embossment requests, and the Help feature in the testing platform. Approximately 6 minutes. 
Smarter Balanced Braille Options for 2018-2019 /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/Braille-Options-2018-19_1.30.19.pdf
Updated January 30, 2019

An overview of the Braille options in the 2018-2019 Smarter Balanced administration.

The Smarter Balanced Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines will shape the delivery of online testing for all students, including those with visual, auditory, linguistic, or physical needs.  These guidelines were developed by the Smarter Balanced Consortium in collaboration with member states and nationally recognized experts on English language learners and students with disabilities.

The purpose of this guide is to provide support for the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium states in their efforts to communicate information to districts and schools for the successful implementation of the Smarter Balanced assessments.
Single Digit (1-9) Multiplication Table /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT-SBAC-Multiplication.pdf
Single digit (1-9) multiplication table is a non-embedded accommodation for Grade 4 math items and above.   This is to be used only for students with a documented and persistent calculation disability (i.e., dyscalculia).  This can be printed for students requiring this accommodation.
100s Number Table /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/Smarter-Balanced-Hundreds-Number-Table.pdf
A paper-based table listing numbers from 1–100 is a non-embedded accommodation for Grade 4 math items and above. Students with visual processing or spatial perception needs may find this beneficial, as documented in their IEP or 504 plan. This can be printed for students requiring this accommodation.  
Accessing the Data Entry Interface (DEI) /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT_Accessing-DEI_Brochure-FINAL.pdf
Updated March 04, 2019
This document provides instructions describing how to access the Data Entry Interface (DEI) in order to submit the Vermont Smarter Balanced Assessment or the Vermont Science Assessment standard, large print, or braille paper assessments.