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Formulating a Response Using a Choice Board

The educator presents more than one answer choice to the student. The student uses the choice board to pick the answer.

 

Allowable on at least one state assessment Allowable on state assessment: This accommodation is allowable on at least one state assessment. See which tests allow this accommodation

Assistive Technology Assistive Technology (AT): This accommodation includes AT. Be sure AT needs are included as accommodations on the IEP and that the PEIMS code reflects this.

How to Implement:

  • 1.

    Prepare the materials that the student will use to provide a response on the choice board.

    Prepare the materials that the student will use to provide a response on the choice board.

  • 2.

    Decide how the student will know that it is time to give a response. Consult the student's IEP to determine the best way to

    Decide how the student will know that it is time to give a response. Consult the student's IEP to determine the best way to prompt.

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  • 3.

    Prompt the student to answer a question and present the answer choices on the board that correspond to that question.

    Prompt the student to answer a question and present the answer choices on the board that correspond to that question.

  • 4.

    Wait at least five seconds for the student to respond.

    Wait at least five seconds for the student to respond.

  • 5.

    Monitor and record the level of your prompting, the accuracy of the student's responses, and the student's engagement to judge instructional effectiveness.

    Monitor and record the level of your prompting, the accuracy of the student's responses, and the student's engagement to judge instructional effectiveness.

  • 6.

    Share progress and effectiveness with the student, the educational team, and their family.

    Share progress and effectiveness with the student, the educational team, and their family.

Note: Review STAAR Alternate 2 Test Administrator Manual for presentation instructions during test administration.

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Allowability

Some accommodations appropriate for instructional use may not be allowable on a statewide assessment. Select the state assessment to view the implementation policies.

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May be used as a form of physical response if the accommodation is documented in the student's IEP and follows these guidelines:

  • maintain the integrity of the assessment,

  • avoid leading to or providing the student a direct answer,

  • be used routinely in instruction,

  • reflect the student’s learning styles, and

  • allow a student to respond using a mode that is appropriate for the student.