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Acceptance of Colored Overlays in the Education Community

Dear Educator:

At times, there is a question as to the appropriateness of the use of colored overlays to help students cope with the symptoms of visual dyslexia. To inform educators, both administrators and teachers, as to the present use of color accommodations for instruction & assessment, See It Right has listed alphabetically by state for the 50 states and District of Columbia.

Most states offer color accommodations for instruction and assessment. For online/computer assessments, contrast/color choices are available, and for paper-based assessments, colored overlays are available. Most states require that the color accommodations be used for both instruction and assessment throughout the year, as well. At this time, the assessment systems that are used for the English Language Arts standards are as follows: Fifteen states are using Smarter Balanced assessments, eight states are using PARCC assessments and four are using Pearson assessments . The remaining states use their own tests or a combination of publishers.

Please note: The documents and/or URLs are periodically updated or changed.

The ones listed are correct as of August, 2018. You may need to check and update the data for your state periodically.


Perry, Gayle, Ed.D. State Accommodations for Instruction and Assessment in the Fifty States. See It Right.


State Source of Policy Color Overlays URL for
Accommodation
Policies (PDF)

Alabama

Act Aspire

Alabama State Department of Education Revised January 2018 Accessibility and Accommodations Supports for Scantron Assessments No mention of color as an accommodation or modification in either publication.

 

Accessibility and Accommodations Supports
for Scantron Assessments

Alaska

Alaska PEAKS

Participation Guidelines for for Inclusion of Alaska Students in State Assessments, Dec. 2017 Color contrasts and overlay color are Embedded Accessibility Tools within the test engine. They are universal tools available to all students. Pg. 11. Participation Guidelines
Handbook for the Participation Guidelines: Guidance and Tools for the Selection, Administration, & Evaluation of Accommodations and Other Student Supports, March 2018 Color is available to all students and is embedded within the online assessment system, Pg. 22.
Color overlays are available for all students for the Paper-Based Test Administration, Pg. 23.

Participation Guidelines

Arizona

AZ Merit

Accommodation Guidelines
Selecting, Administering, and Evaluating Accommodations for Instruction and Assessment, August 2018.
Universal test administration conditions include:
Color contrasts and color overlays, available to any student who needs them not just to students with IEPs, Pg.17.
Accommodation Guidelines

Arkansas

(Pearson) Arkansas ACT Aspire

ARKANSAS SPRING 2018 TESTING, Accessibility User's Guide:
Summative Testing
Effective January 29th, 2018
Color overlays available as open access tools to all students. They must be identified in the PNP in
advance and planned for locally to ensure proper delivery, Pg. 6, pg. 11

Color contrast on online platform or locally provided color overlay, Pg. 15.

 

ARK Spring 2018 Summative Testing website

California

Smarter Balanced

Testing Matrices for CAASPP, CELDT, and PFT
Matrix One: For the computer-administered CAASPP tests - Includes Smarter Balance, embedded designated supports include color contrast, Pg. 2. For paper-pencil tests, (Non-embedded ) designated supports include color contrast and color overlays, Pg. 9.
Designated supports are available to all students when determined for use by an educator or team of educators or specified in the student's individualized education program (IEP) or Section 504 plan.
Matrix One: CAASPP System Accessibility Resources website
Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium:
Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines
June 30, 2017.
Online Testing, Embedded - color contrast. Paper based testing, unembedded - Pg. 4, Pg. 10, Pg. 13, Pg. 25 Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium:Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines

Colorado

PARCC to Pearson

Transitioning from PARCC to CMAS (the state tests/Pearson)

Colorado Department of Education Assessment Accommodations 2017-2018

Presentation accommodation: color contrast. The student must have an active and ELP, an IEP/504

The accommodation is routinely used for both instruction and assessment

Colorado Dept of Education

Connecticut

Smarter Balanced

Connecticut State Department of Education Usability, Accessibility, & Accommodations
2017-2018

Designated Supports are available to ANY student with a need determined by educators. These include supports that the student has been using during instruction and for other assessments. Color Contrast is an embedded, designated support, and Color Overlays are a Non-Embedded Designated support.

CSDE: Usability, Accessibility, Accommodations 2017-2018

Delaware

Delaware System of Student Assessments (DeSSA)

Smarter Balanced

Accessibility Guidelines for the Delaware System of Student Assessments (DeSSA)
2018-19 School Year
Updated August 2018
Level 2, Designated embedded tools, include Color choices (onscreen embedded) and color overlays (paper-based tests). These tools are available to IEP, 504, ELL, Gen Ed receiving supports, Pg. 11. Delaware Dept of Education
(Note: you need to sign up to get in)

District of Columbia

PARCC

Testing Accessibility Features & Administrative Considerations
A Guide for All Students
2017-18, A Guide to the Selection and Identification of Accessibility Features & Administrative Considerations on District of Columbia Statewide Assessments for All Students
PARCC accessibility features for all students Identification for SR/PNP: Student's SR/PNP must have the student's Color Contrast (Background/Font Color) selected to activate this feature on the platform. Pg. 4, 5. District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education

Florida

Florida Standards Assessment

2017-2018
FSA Accommodations Guide
Accommodations must be provided as indicated on student IEPs or Section 504 Plans.
Flexible presentation features include color transparencies/overlays. P. 4.

 

Accommodations for Florida's Standards Assessments

ACCOMMODATIONS
Assisting Students with Disabilities
Florida Department of Education Fourth Edition 2018

Presentations accommodations include color contrasts and color overlays/transparencies for paper based tests. Pg. 28, 45. Accommodations used on statewide assessments must be documented on the student's IEP or Section 504 plan, p. 12,

 

Accommodations Assisting Students With Disabilities

Georgia

Georgia Milestones

Georgia Dept. of Ed.
Accommodations Manual:
A Guide to Selecting, Administering, and Evaluating the Use of Test Administration Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
2018-2019

Color overlays are allowable Presentation Accommodations for students with disabilities, Pg. 18.
Accommodations must be selected on the basis of the individual student's needs and must be used consistently for instruction and assessment, Pg. 15.
Accommodations Manual: A Guide to Selecting, Administering, and Evaluating the Use of Test Administration Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

Hawaii Department of Education

Smarter Balanced

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium:
Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines
Prepared with the assistance of the National Center on Educational Outcomes
June 28, 2018

 

Available to all students - Color contrast (onscreen embedded) Non-embedded for paper-based tests - Color contrast and color overlays, Pg. 10, pg. 13.

Designated supports for the Smarter Balanced assessments are those features that are available for use by any student for whom the need has been indicated by an educator (or team of educators with parent/guardian and student). P.10.

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium: Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines

Idaho

Smarter Balanced

(The ISAT - sometimes called the SBAC exam, for the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is Idaho's standardized test of choice.)

Idaho Assessment Systems Manual AIR Systems User Guide 2017-2018
Published March 1, 2018
Prepared by the American Institutes for Research®

Color contrast for online testing and color overlays for paper based testing are Universal Tools for all students,. Pg. 44, pg. 62. Idaho Assessment Systems Manual

Illinois

Transitioning from
PARCC to Illinois Assessment of Readiness in 2018-2019

PARCC ACCESSIBILITY FEATURES ANDACCOMMODATIONS MANUAL Guidance for Districts and Decision-Making Teams to Ensure that PARCC Summative Assessments Produce Valid Results for All Students. Sixth Edition (August 3, 2017)

Assessibility features available to all students include Color contrast. Pg. 13. These features must be generally consistent with those provided for classroom instruction and classroom assessment. Pg. 9.

Accessibility and Accommodations Guidance

Indiana

Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress Plus

2017-2018
Indiana Assessment
Program Manual
Policies and Procedures for Indiana's Assessment System: Appendix E: Accessibility and Accommodations Guidance
Designated features are available for use by any student for whom the need has been indicated by an educator. Embedded designated features (e.g., color contrast) are provided digitally through instructional or assessment technology, while non-embedded designated features are provided locally. Decisions should reflect those supports that the student requires and uses during instruction and for assessments.

Accessibility and Accommodations Guidance

Iowa

Iowa Assessment
S.F. 240 was signed into law on May 11, 2017 directing the Department to issue a request for proposal (RFP) for the selection of a statewide assessment of student progress in reading, writing, mathematics and science to be administered beginning in the 2018-19 school year.
Accommodations for the Iowa Assessments
There is no finite list of accommodations that are permitted when using the Iowa Assessments. Rather, the national standardization process instructed each school district to apply its policies on IEP or 504 Plans as they related to test administration. Color contrast/color overlays are not mentioned.

Iowa Assessments® Accommodations

Kansas

Kansas Assessment Program

Accommodations Manual
Kansas
Accommodations
Manual
2017-2018
How to
Select, Administer, and Evaluate Accommodations
for Instruction and Assessment
Color contrast is a Designated features available for use by any student for whom there is a documented need on an IEP, 504, or ELL plan accommodation plan. Embedded designated features (e.g., color contrast) are provided digitally through instructional or assessment technology, while non-embedded designated features are provided locally. Designated features must be assigned to a student by trained educators or teams using a consistent process. Pg. 5, Pg. 16, Pg. 63. Accommodations Manual 2017-18

Kentucky

Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress

Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress Spring 2018 Color Overlays are not specifically mentioned as an accommodation.

Test accommodations must be identified in the student's current IEP, 504 Plan or PSP. The student must have routinely received the accommodation throughout the year during classroom instruction. Accommodations should not be added for the sole purpose of use on state-required assessments, Pg. 30, 31.

 

Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-Prep) Spring 2018

Louisiana

Louisana Educational Assessment Program

DRC Insight Learning System: LEAP 2025 Accommodations and
Accessibility Features User Guide, February 2018.

Universal features available to all students taking the LEAP assessments include contrasting colors. These features are readily available and do not require any documentation either ahead of time or during the assessment, Pg. 12, Pg. 13.

DRC Insight Online Learning System

Maine

Maine Educational Assessment

Maine Educational Assessments (MEA)
Mathematics and English Language
Arts/Literacy
eMPowerME (Grades 3-8)
2018 Accessibility Guide
Universal Tools/Supports/Accommodations Embedded & Non-embedded
Supports and accommodations must be consistent with the student's normal routine during instruction and assessment, pg. 1

Unembedded color overlays are supports that require team documentation (e.g., Response to Intervention (RtI), Student Assistance, Language Acquisition Team), p. 5. Embedded color contrasts are accommodations that require IEP/504 documentation, pg. 7.

Maine Educational Assessment

Maryland

PARCC

Maryland Assessment, Accessibility, & Accommodations Policy Manual
Issue ID: 201710
Issue Date: October 2017
Effective Until Superseded Marylandpublicschools.org
Color contrast is an accessibility feature available to all students. Student's SR/PNP must have the student's color contrast selected to activate this feature on the platform. Pg. 3-6. Maryland Assessment, Accessibility, & Accommodations Policy Manual

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Comprehen-sive Assessment System

Accessibility and Accommodations Manual for the 2018-2019 MCAS Tests/Retests
Including Participation Requirements and Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

Universal accessibility features are tools and supports that are available to all students on the grades 3 8 MCAS tests that are either built into the MCAS computer-based test platform or provided by a test administrator on either the color contrast on computer tests- or color overlays on paper-based tests. Pg. 4. Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

Michigan

Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress, as well as, ELA and mathematics content developed by Smarter Balanced.

M-STEP, MI-Access, SAT, ACT WorkKeys, and WIDA Student Supports and Accommodations Table, Revised January 31, 2018.
Color choices and color contrasts are available on the M-STEP as designated supports (a designation made by a teacher or administrator who works with the student), which are embedded online and non-embedded in paper/ pencil tests. Pg. 6, 9, 13, 16, 21.

M-Step, MI- Access and WIDA: Supports and Accommodations Table

Minnesota

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment/Pearson ACCESS

Procedures Manual for the Minnesota Assessments 2017-2018, Published November 2017. Color overlays are supports that are available to all students. Color contrast and color overlays are tools available to all students in online assessments, Pg. 79. Pg. 79, 82, 202.

IEP and 504 plan teams determine what accommodations or supports, if any, are appropriate for students with disabilities., p. 82.

Procedures Manual for the Minnesota Assessments 2017-18

Mississippi

Mississippi Assessment Program

Mississippi Testing Accommodations
Manual Revised (November 2017)
Transparent color overlays are allowable and may be used by all students on each of the statewide tests. Any accommodation utilized for the assessment of students must be used during the student's routine classroom instruction, including classroom assessment, Pg. 19, 25, 31.. Mississippi Testing Accomodations Manual

Missouri

Missouri Assessment Program

MAP Grade-Level Tools and Accommodations 2017-2018 - MO.gov The INSIGHT student platform allows all students to adjust background or font color based on student needs or preferences.
All students taking the paper/pencil assessment may have a color transparency and color contrasts. Pg. 1
MAP Grade-Level Tools and Accommodations 2017-2018

Montana

Montana Comprehensive Assessment System
Smarter Balanced

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium:
Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines, June 28, 2018

Designated supports for the Smarter Balanced assessments are those features that are available for use by any student for whom the need has been indicated by an educator (or team of educators with parent/guardian and student). P. 4, 10.

Available to all students - Color contrast (onscreen embedded) Non-embedded for paper-based tests - Color contrast and color overlays, Pg. 10, pg. 13.

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium:
Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines

Nebraska

Nebraska State Accountability Tests

Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) Approved Accommodations The color chooser tool is available for all students on the DRC INSIGHT online system or may be made available to students taking a paper/pencil test as appropriate. Nebraska State Accountability Approved Accommodations

Nevada

Smarter Balanced
And end of course tests

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium:
Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines, June 28, 2018.
Designated supports for the Smarter Balanced assessments are those features that are available for use by any student for whom the need has been indicated by an educator (or team of educators with parent/guardian and student). P. 4, 10.

Available to all students - Color contrast (onscreen embedded) Non-embedded for paper-based tests - Color contrast and color overlays, Pg. 10, pg. 13

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

New Hampshire

NH Statewide Assessment System

New Hampshire Statewide Assessment System: Designated Supports, Accommodations, and Universal Tools Guide.
Color Choices are a Designated Support, pg. 5, 9, 27, 28.
Designated supports are those features that are available for use by any student for whom the need has been indicated by an educator (or team of educators with parent/guardian and student). Designated supports need to be identified prior to assessment administration. Embedded supports must be entered into the TIDE Any non-embedded designated supports must be acquired prior to testing.
New Hampshire Statewide Assessment System

New Jersey

PARCC
(Will transition to next generation assessment that will take the place of the current PARCC. (The initial enhancements to the statewide assessment program begin in 2018-19.

PARCC Accessibility and Accommodations Manual Sixth Edition August 2017

Color Contrast (Background/Font Color) are accessibility features that can be used by any student taking the PARCC assessments
Pg. 13.


Appendix A: Paper-based tests - The student may use colored overlays when taking the assessment. The color is pre-selected and should match what is currently used during instruction, Pg. 66.

PARCC Accessibility Features and Accommodations Manual

New Mexico

PARCC

NMPED Accommodations Manual 2017-2018 Color contrast (background/font color) are available for all participating students who need these tools, but may need to be identified and enabled in the online
administrative portal prior to testing. Pg. 6. 10, 12.
Appendix A: Paper-based tests - The student may use colored overlays when taking the assessment. The color is pre-selected and should match what is currently used during instruction.
NM PED Accommodations Manual

New York

New York State Assessments

New York State Testing
Program English Language Arts and Mathematics Field Tests School Administrator's Manual for Computer- Based Field Testing, Gd. 3-8
May 21-June 8, 2018
Students with learning needs as documented in an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 Plan may use reverse contrast or background color accommodations, embedded in the online format. Appendix G, Pg. A8, Pg. A10. New York State
Testing Program:
School Administrator’s
Manual for ComputerBased
Field Testing
May 21–June 8, 2018
Testing Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
Policy and Tools to Guide Decision-Making and Implementation, Feb. 2018
Change print color/color contrast on computer-based tests,
Change print color/color contrast on paper test (Requires the advance written permission of the Office of State Assessment to reformat the test to implement this testing accommodation.) Appendix J, pg. i
Assessment

Testing Accommodations for Students with
Disabilities

North Carolina

End of Grade Tests

Testing Students with Disabilities
North Carolina Testing Program
Published August 2017
Color Contrast for online tests and color overlays for paper and pencil tests are available for all students as they access instructional or assessment content and are provided at the local level or as a part of the online testing platform. They must be used regularly as part of classroom instruction, pg. 36. Testing Students
with Disabilities
North Carolina
Testing Program
Published August 2017

North Dakota

North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA)

Accessibility Manual: HOW TO SELECT, ADMINISTER, AND EVALUATE USE OF ACCESSIBILITY SUPPORTS FOR INSTRUCTION AND ASSESSMENT FOR ALL STUDENTS
March, 2018
Color contrast is an embedded designated features - The student is able to adjust the text color and screen background color based on the student's need or preference. Color overlays are Non-embedded features - Color transparencies are placed over paper based materials. Pg. 7, pg. 30.

Designated features are features that are available for use by any student for whom the need has been indicated by an educator (or team of educators including the parents/guardians and the student if appropriate) who is familiar with the student's characteristics and needs, Pg. 7.

ND Dept of Public Instruction:
Accessibility Manual

Ohio

Ohio State Tests

Appendix A: Accessibility Features for Students Taking the Paper- based Ohio's State Tests
February 2018.
Appendix A: Color overlays are a Designated paper-based Support Accessibility Feature and may be provided for any student who needs them. The color should match what the student currently uses during instruction, pg. 3.
Ohion Dept of Education:
Accessibility Features for Students Taking the
Paper-based Ohio’s State Tests
Ohio's Accessibility Manual FOURTH EDITION
JANUARY 2018
For online testing, Alternate on-screen background and font color are enabled as a Designated support, but only include six backgrounds and black/white fonts. Pg. 10.

Accommodations for students with disabilities should be documented on IEPs or 504 plans. If they are not included on a plan, they may still be provided, but documenting the student's need ensures that the features are provided.

Accessibility Manual

Oklahoma

Oklahoma School Testing Program

Oklahoma School Testing Program (OSTP) Accomodations for Children with an Individualized Education Programs (IEP) and Section 504 Plans 2017-2018. Students who have a visual impairment may require Reverse Color Contrast to access the computer screen. This accommodation option must be selected in the online testing client student profile and documented in a current IEP/504 plan. On paper and pencil tests, color overlays may be used by a student who has a disability that is documented in a current IEP/504 plan and is routinely used by the student, and not alter the construct being measured, Pg. 7. Oklahoma School Testing Program

Oregon

Oregon Assessments of Knowledge and Skills:

2018-19 Oregon Accessibility Manual
Color choices are Embedded Designated Supports available for use by any student for whom the need has been indicated by an educator, Pg. 14.
Color overlays are Non-embedded Designated Supports for paper-based assessments, Pg. 17
Preliminary 2018-2019 Oregon Accessibility Manual

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Department of Education Accommodations Guidelines
2018
PSSA and Keystone Exams
Accommodations must be selected on the basis of the individual student's needs and must be used consistently for both instruction and assessment. Color Chooser/Color Contrast; Color overlay allowable for non-IEP and IEP and EL. Allowable for online and paper-based tests. Table A, Pg. 27, pg. 30, pg. 39.
PDE Accommodations Guidelines

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System (RICAS)

Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System (RICAS)
RICAS Accessibility and Accommodations Manual, 2018
RICAS English Language Arts (grades 3 - 8) RICAS Mathematics (grades 3-8)
Color contrast for online tests and color overlays for paper-based tests are Universal accessibility features approved for all students, Pg. 2. RICAS Accessibility and Accommodations Manual, 2018

South Carolina

SC Ready

 

SC READY
Test Administration Manual for Online and Paper/Pencil Testing, Spring 2017
All students may use color overlays on the paper-based tests, Pg. 35.
In the online test, all students can select from a variety of background colors to increase the contrast of text.
SC College and Career Ready Assessments Manual
For Spring 2018 testing, students in grades 3-5 will be administered the ELA Session 1 and Session 2 tests with a paper format. All other subjects will be administered in an online format. Students in grades 6-8 will complete all tests with the online format.
South Carolina College and Career READY Assessments (SC READY) and South Carolina Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (SCPASS) Spring 2018 Testing

South Dakota

Smarter Balanced

Smarter Balanced
Assessment Consortium:
Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations, Revised by SD DOE August 2017
Guidelines
Designated supports for the Smarter Balanced assessments are those features that are available for use by any student for whom the need has been indicated by an educator (or team of educators with parent/guardian and student). The Online Testing system includes designated embedded tools for color choices and contrast, Pg. 11, pg. 14. The paper based test include non-embedded options for color overlay, Pg. 14.

 

Smarter Balanced
Assessment Consortium:
Usability, Accessibility, and
Accommodations Guidelines

Tennessee

TNReady

The online testing system for TNReady experienced irregularities and was postponed. An updated Accessibility Guide with detailed information will be available soon. None available as of 7/3/18 Students will use the same color overlay during assessment as are required in daily instruction. Online Testing
The accommodation options will be similar to last year.
2017-18 Assessment FAQ

Texas

State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness

STAAR Grades 3-5, 2018,
State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness
2018, Test Administrator's Manual
Color overlays and the color settings for online tests are available to any student who regularly benefits from the use of these procedures or materials during instruction, Pg. 13, pg. 93. STAAR Test Administration Manuals

Utah

Student Assessment of Growth and Excellence (SAGE)

SAGE Spring Summative Test Administration Manual 2017-2018
English Language Arts Mathematics Science
All students have access to and may use Color choices - Color of text and backgrounds, Pg. 12, pg. 32. SAGE Spring Summative Test Administration Manual 2017-2018
2017-2018
UTAH PARTICIPATION AND ACCOMMODATIONS POLICY, Version Date 1/23/18
Color adjustments are embedded and allowed for all students. Students may choose the font and background color combinations that help them perceive text?based content, including reverse contrast. A color overlay may be used to change the color of the entire page or screen, Pg. 27, 28 Utah State Board of Education
2017–2018
UTAH PARTICIPATION AND
ACCOMMODATIONS POLICY

Vermont

Smarter Balanced

Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines.

Prepared with the assistance of the National Center on Educational Outcomes
June 28, 2018

Color contrast and color overlays are designated embedded supports, Pg. 4, 10, 13, 14.
Smarter Balanced
Assessment Consortium:
Usability, Accessibility, and
Accommodations Guidelines
Accessibility Resources: 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 Test Administrations Color contrast and color overlays are designated supports that are available for use by all students (including English learners (ELs), students with disabilities, and ELs with disabilities) for whom the need for support(s) has been indicated by an educator or team of educators (with parent/guardian and student input as appropriate). Pg. 4. Smarter Balanced:
Accessibility Resources

Virginia

Standards of Learning

Virginia Department of Education Students with Disabilities: Guidelines for Special Test Accommodations, 2017. Presentation accommodations include Color overlays (for paper testing) and tinted screens (for online testing. Pg. 10, pg. 39.

Test accommodations should be considered and discussed separately for each assessment required for the student's grade level or course. Only accommodations needed by the student, due to the disability, to access the assessment should be selected, Pg. 3.

Virginia DOE:
Students with Disabilities: Guidelines for Special Test Accommodations

Washington

AIR assessments

Guidelines for Tools, Supports and Accommodations for State Assessments, 2017-18
Published November 8, 2017: Revised January 17, 2018
Color choices are both an embedded and non-embedded designated support for online tests. Color overlays are available for paper-pencil tests. These tools are available only to students for whom an adult or team has indicated the need for these accessibility features (as well as those students for whom the need is documented). Pg. 5, pg. 6.

 

Guidelines on Tools, Supports, & Accommodations

West Virginia

West Virginia Summative Assessments (AIR) replaces Smarter Balanced in 2018

GUIDELINES FOR PARTICIPATION IN WEST VIRGINIA STATE ASSESSMENTS
2016-2017
Color contrast and color overlays are allowed as designated embedded and non-embedded supports for the general summative assessment, Pg. 37, 87, 90, 94.

Any change(s) for supports or accommodations must be addressed prior to the testing window and is based on the decisions of an IEP team, Section 504 committee, ELL committee or SAT team, Pg. 6

Guidelines for Participation in West Virginia State Assessments
2016-17

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Forward

Accessibility Guide Wisconsin Forward Exam
Spring 2018

Color choices and contrasting colors are Designated supports that are available for use on computer-based tests by any student for whom the need has been indicated by an educator or team of educators (with parent/guardian and student input as appropriate) and are part of their classroom instruction, Pg. 7, pg. 8. A color overlay is a non- embedded designated support for paper-based tests. Pg. 10. Accessibility Guide:
Wisonsin Forward Exam

Wyoming

Wyoming Test of Proficiency and Progress (WY-TOPP)

WYOMING TEST OF PROFICIENCY AND PROGRESS GUIDANCE FOR ACCESSIBILITY AND ACCOMMODATIONS

Revised 8-30-18
Color contrast is an embedded DESIGNATED SUPPORT that is intended for students with a plan that is established by a team. Color overlays are non-embedded supports. Pg. 7, 16, 20. WYOMING TEST OF PROFICIENCY AND PROGRESS
GUIDANCE FOR ACCESSIBILITY
AND ACCOMMODATIONS

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