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For Reading GOALS, Math GOALS, and Life and Work Reading

The Accommodations Materials for Visual Impairment/Blindness are supplements to the regular test administration manuals and test booklets for these three test series: Reading GOALS, Math GOALS, and Life and Work Reading.

CASAS eTests are compatible with screen reader software!

Test takers with visual impairment/blindness can use CASAS eTests with a screen reader and listen to the test directions, a description of the prompts, test questions, and the answer options for Reading GOALS, Math GOALS, and Life and Work Reading (forms 83R, 84R, 185R, 186R).

For questions about how screen reader software works with online testing, contact the Disability Support Services office at your agency or district, if available, or call CASAS for more information.

 


 

Reading GOALS Test Administration Manual Supplement for Test Takers with Visual Impairment/Blindness

For Reading GOALS Forms 900R-908R

GOALS-Reading-Blind-and-Vision-Impaired-TAM-cover The Reading GOALS Test Administration Manual Supplement for Test Takers with Visual Impairment/Blindness is used in conjunction with the Reading GOALS Test Administration Manual for both CASAS eTests and paper-based tests. The supplement includes specific administration guidelines and materials for administering Reading GOALS assessments to test takers with visual impairment/blindness. For forms 900R, 901R and 902R, modified next assigned test charts are provided.

In addition, test form scripts for prompts, test questions, and answer options are included for the Reader/Scribe for all forms in the series.

Note: There is not a tactile graphics/braille supplement for CASAS Reading GOALS, as test questions are text-only and allow the Reader/Scribe to read both the questions and the answer options to the test taker.

For those using CASAS eTests, Forms 900R-908R are compatible with screen reading software. Test takers with visual impairment/blindness can listen to the test directions, a description of the prompts, test questions, and answer options.

 


 

Math GOALS Test Administration Manual Supplement for Test Takers with Visual Impairment/Blindness

For Math GOALS Forms 900M, 913M, 914M, 917M, 918M

GOALS-Math-Blind-and-Vision-Impaired-TAM-coverThe Math GOALS Test Administration Manual Supplement for Test Takers with Visual Impairment/Blindness is used in conjunction with the Math GOALS Test Administration Manual for both CASAS eTests and paper-based tests. The supplement includes specific administration guidelines and materials for administering Math GOALS assessments to test takers with visual impairment/blindness. Test form scripts for prompts, test questions, and answer options are included for the Reader/Scribe.

For those using CASAS eTests, Forms 900M, 913M, 914M, 917M, and 918M are compatible with screen reading software. Test takers with visual impairment/blindness can listen to the test directions, a description of the prompts, test questions, and answer options.

 

 

 

Math GOALS Tactile Graphics/Braille Supplement for Test Takers with Visual Impairment/Blindness

Math-Tactile-Graphics-Braille-Supplement-coverThe Math GOALS Tactile Graphics/Braille Supplement for Test Takers with Visual Impairment/Blindness is used in conjunction with the Math GOALS series test booklets. The supplement includes tactile graphics for prompts and test questions in braille for items that are difficult for test takers with visual impairment/blindness. Tactile graphics are images that use raised surfaces so that a test taker with visual impairment/blindness can feel them. They convey non-textual information such as maps, graphs and diagrams.

 

 

The Math GOALS Test Administration Manual Supplement for Test Takers with Visual Impairment/Blindness and the Math GOALS Tactile Graphics/Braille Supplement for Test Takers with Visual Impairment/Blindness are sold together as a package.

 


 

Life and Work Reading Test Administration Manual Supplement for Test Takers with Visual Impairment/Blindness

For Life and Work Reading Forms 83R, 84R, 185R, 186R

Life-and-Work-Blind-and-Vision-Impaired-TAM-coverThe Life and Work Reading Test Administration Manual Supplement for Test Takers with Visual Impairment/Blindness is used in conjunction with the Life and Work Reading Test Administration Manual for both CASAS eTests and paper-based tests. The supplement includes specific administration guidelines and materials for administering Life and Work Reading assessments to test takers with visual impairment/blindness. Test form scripts for prompts, test questions, and answer options are included for the Reader/Scribe.

For those using CASAS eTests, Forms 83R, 84R, 185R, and 186R are compatible with screen reading software. Test takers with visual impairment/blindness can listen to the test directions, a description of the prompts, test questions, and answer options.

 

 

 

Life and Work Reading Tactile Graphics/Braille Supplement for Test Takers with Visual Impairment/Blindness

Life-and-Work-Tactile-Graphics-Braille-Supplement-coverThe Life and Work Reading Tactile Graphics/Braille Supplement for Test Takers with Visual Impairment/Blindness is used in conjunction with the Life and Work Reading test booklets. The supplement includes tactile graphics for prompts and test questions in braille for items that are difficult for test takers with visual impairment/blindness to follow without them. Tactile graphics are images that use raised surfaces so that a test taker with visual impairment/blindness can feel them. They convey non-textual information such as maps, graphs and diagrams.

 

 

 

The Life and Work Reading Test Administration Manual Supplement for Test Takers with Visual Impairment/Blindness and the Life and Work Reading Tactile Graphics/Braille Supplement for Test Takers with Visual Impairment/Blindness are sold together as a package.

For information about testing accommodations for documented disabilities that applies to all CASAS assessments, go to Accommodations Guidelines.

 

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