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Individualized Structured Reminders

Using specific reminders to assist a student with time management tasks, typically beneficial for a student with an attention deficit or other disability that makes task-oriented, timed assignments challenging.

 

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.

Examples Include:

  • Physical reminders including paper clips, markers, or adhesive notes, to divide a test or assignment in sections.

  • Time-oriented, teacher-led reminders, including frequent reminders regarding time remaining to complete an assignment.

  • IEP-documented reminders that are part of a behavior plan.

  • Personal timers that signal the student to advance to the next question, page, or section.

  • Numbered, handwritten, or color-coded reminders and task lists that encourage the student to continue working to complete the assignment fully and in a timely fashion.

How to Implement:

  • 1.

    Review tests and/or assignments and determine when the student may need increased structured reminders.

    Review tests and/or assignments and determine when the student may need increased structured reminders.

  • 2.

    Develop a plan to implement the individualized structured reminders, relying on task behavior prompts in the student’s IEP and other sources of educational guidance.

    Develop a plan to implement the individualized structured reminders, relying on task behavior prompts in the student’s IEP and other sources of educational guidance.

  • 3.

    Introduce structured reminders during instruction.

    Introduce structured reminders during instruction.

  • 4.

    Give immediate reinforcement or corrective feedback.

    Give immediate reinforcement or corrective feedback.

  • 5.

    Monitor and record the student’s progress and the instructional effectiveness.

    Monitor and record the student’s progress and the instructional effectiveness.

  • 6.

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

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

Review TEA policy document for details about allowable use of individualized structured reminders during test administration.

Review the TEA Technology Guidelines to ensure any device or software is appropriate for state assessment use.

State Assessment
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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Type: Designated Support 

Assessments: all subjects, all grades

Student Eligibility Criteria:

  • routinely and effectively uses this accommodation during classroom instruction and classroom testing

Same as STAAR

Same as STAAR

Same as STAAR