In the just-released Friends of ATIA newsletter is an article about the PARCC and SBAC assessments and their accessibility for students with disabilities.
"This is something that is going to change our profession—perhaps for the worse—and we're not at the table," Dave Edyburn addressed a well-attended room of AT specialists and others on January 30th, 2014. Edyburn, Ph.D., Professor in the Department of Exceptional Education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, is a member of the PARCC Technical Work Group on Accessibility. His presentation, "Accessibility Considerations for the PARCC and Smarter Balanced Assessments," was designed to raise awareness among AT professionals about the new generation of assessments now under development, and the serious accessibility hurdles they will present.
This is important for special educators, families, and AT specialists working in schools. Please read the rest at this ATIA.org Web page.