Cawthon, S. W. (2006). National survey of accommodations and alternate assessment for students who are deaf or hard of hearing in the United States . Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education , 11 (3), 337–359. https://doi.org/10.1177/0741932509355950

Journal Article

Cawthon, S. W. (2006). National survey of accommodations and alternate assessment for students who are deaf or hard of hearing in the United States. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 11(3), 337–359. https://doi.org/10.1177/0741932509355950

Tags

Elementary; Hearing impairment (including deafness); High school; Middle school; Multiple accommodations; Multiple ages; Teacher survey; U.S. context

URL

http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/11/3/337

Summary

Accommodation

This study was designed to analyze the impact of accommodations on student achievement according to teachers and administrators.

Participants

Teachers and administrators from 258 schools and programs throughout the United States participated.

Dependent Variable

The National Survey of Accommodations and Alternate Assessments for Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing in the United States was administered online, and had four parts, asking teacher and administrator respondents about their students' demographics and educational environments, accommodations, alternate assessments, and respondents' perspectives.

Findings

The most prevalent accommodations used in 2003–2004 statewide standardized assessments in mathematics and reading were extended time, and interpreter for directions, and a separate room for test administration. Read-aloud and signed questions and response accommodations were also prevalent. Participants from mainstreamed settings reported a more frequent use of accommodations than those in schools for the deaf or districtwide/school programs. Limitations of the study were reported, and future research possibilities were suggested.