Updated July 2014
Finally, word prediction is not considered cheating and is allowed on year-end assessments in PARCC states, Texas, and Virginia.
For years, students have relied on word prediction as an essential writing accommodation. Yet, until now, only a few states allowed it to be used as a testing accommodation. The PARCC testing consortium (plus Texas and Virginia) is opening up word prediction as an individualized accommodation. This opens up an opportunity for you to give your students equitable access to show what they know on the test.
Ruth Ziolkowski shares the latest guidance so you don’t miss out on this opportunity. She also demonstrates Co:Writer word prediction, shows student before and after assessment examples, and explains how the settings can be adjusted to comply with your state’s guidelines.
About the Presenter
Ruth Ziolkowski is President of Don Johnston Incorporated and the ATIA Board Member liaison between the assessment consortia and assistive technology field.