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Navigating High Stakes Testing Accommodations in Inclusive Education Settings

High stakes testing often presents a unique set of challenges and opportunities, particularly in inclusive education settings. For students with disabilities, such as ADHD and reading or writing disabilities, these tests can feel like insurmountable hurdles unless appropriate accommodations are provided. This blog delves into how educators can effectively use Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA)-approved accommodations written into Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) to help create a more level playing field for all students.


Key Takeaways

  • Understand the range of SBA-approved accommodations for students with disabilities.

  • Learn how specific accommodations support students with ADHD, and reading and writing disabilities during high stakes tests.

  • Real-world examples of how these accommodations can be implemented for effective support.