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Accessibility for Technology-Enhanced Assessments

The U.S. Department of Education awarded the Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation (CETE) an enhanced assessment grant to study how students with visual and motor disabilities would access technology-enhanced items. The Accessibility for Technology-Enhanced Assessments (ATEA) project identified how to validly and accurately include students with vision and/or motor disabilities on computerized assessments, including assessments given on laptop computers and touch-screen tablets. It also identified alternate methods of access to innovative and interactive test items for these students. The Kansas Department of Education led the grant activities, and state departments of education in Michigan, Missouri, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin also participated. Visit the ATEA website for more information on the ATEA project, its results, and for a catalog of item types accessible to students with vision and/or motor disabilities.


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