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Large Print

Increasing display size on printed materials to accommodate a student with fluctuation in vision, visual fatigue, or other eye conditions.

 

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.

    Refer to the Functional Vision Evaluation/Learning Media Assessment (FVE/LMA) in the student's Full and Individual Evaluation and IEP for information regarding the student's need

    Refer to the Functional Vision Evaluation/Learning Media Assessment (FVE/LMA) in the student's Full and Individual Evaluation and IEP for information regarding the student's need for large-print materials.

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  • 2.

    Decide the best methods for providing print that may be enlarged to meet the student’s needs.

    Decide the best methods for providing print that may be enlarged to meet the student’s needs.

  • 3.

    Work with the teacher of the visually impaired (TVI) or other appropriate staff to determine the best font/image size and  work with the student

    Work with the teacher of the visually impaired (TVI) or other appropriate staff to determine the best font/image size and  work with the student on appropriate use of the materials.

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  • 4.

    Routinely provide large print as documented in the student's IEP.

    Routinely provide large print as documented in the student's IEP.

  • 5.

    Monitor and review the level of large print needed and track the student's engagement to judge instructional effectiveness.

    Monitor and review the level of large print needed and track the student's engagement to judge instructional effectiveness.

  • 6.

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

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

Review TEA policy document for allowable use of large print during test administration and General Instructions for Administering Large-Print State Assessments.

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 large-print materials, including test books, worksheets, etc., during classroom instruction and classroom testing and meets at least on of the following:

  • impairment in vision (e.g., uncorrected vision, nystagmus, qualifies for special education services with a Visual Impairment [VI]
  • not able to accurately track letter to letter, word to word, or line to line
  • physical disability which necessitates the use of large-print materials

Technology-based accommodations for a student taking an online test (i.e., TELPAS, STAAR with content supports, STAAR with language and vocabulary supports) enable most students to test online. However, in rare instances a special request may be made to TEA for approval to administer a paper test booklet. The request for a large-print paper test booklet should include the rationale for any designated supports requiring TEA approval needed for the student. The paper administration request document can be found on the TEA’s Coordinator Manual Resources webpage.

same as STAAR

To learn more information about similar accommodations that are allowed on the state assessment, please see Enlarge Images or Text.

same as STAAR