As I’ve explained
before, all of my students participate in alternate assessments, which are
called the TCAP-Alt Portfolio here in Tennessee. Those were completed and
submitted in February. This week, however, is regular standardized TCAP testing
at my school, and, although my students do not participate, I did not escape
this week unaffected.
I was selected by the
school counselor and resource teacher to administer the TCAP to a student who
receives testing accommodations. This particular student is allowed as many
breaks as needed during testing, a separate setting and read-aloud. This means that
he and I will be together in a small conference room where I will give him the
test by reading each question and answer choice. With the read-aloud
accommodation, you are also allowed to repeat as many questions and answers as
necessary and as many times as necessary.