Soon, our students will be taking some common assessments. The common assessment will be a paper/pencil test. (They’ll also be taking state-wide tests too, but that’s another story). Some of our students require special accommodations. One of the accommodations that is fairly frequent is to have the test read to the student. Traditionally, this has meant one of two situations:
a parapro has been assigned to read the test to the student individually or a teacher (usually a special education teacher) has read the test to an individual or a small group of students.