Do we update a student's IEP or 504 Plan for CBT?

We advise schools that they do not need to update student IEPs or 504 Plans specifically for computer-based testing accommodations wording.  

Student testing accommodations for CBT do not need to align word-for-word to testing accommodations noted in a student’s IEP or 504 Plan:

  • The CSE must determine the best way to deliver a student testing accommodation in CBT
  • The student must have practice with the CBT test accommodation prior to testing
  • In some instances, a combination of computer-format and paper-format is the best fit
    • We recommend that the school, with the CSE, try to match a student’s daily instruction for delivering a test accommodation

Practice Tests are available via the online Question Sampler:

  • 3 Samplers per subject/grade
  • 3 Samplers per student testing accommodation:
    • Text-to-Speech
    • Reverse Contrast
    • Background Color
    • Answer Masking
    • Initial Zoom
  • 3 Samplers per translated language(Chinese Traditional, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish)