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Supplemental Aids: Blank Graphic Organizers

Paper-based organization tools that support students who struggle with memory, focus, or organization.

 

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

Examples Include:

How to Implement:

  • 1.

    Identify the concepts or information the student has difficulty organizing.

    Identify the concepts or information the student has difficulty organizing.

  • 2.

    Create a personalized graphic organizer containing the appropriate information.

    Create a personalized graphic organizer containing the appropriate information.

  • 3.

    Explain or remind the student of the purpose-how this accommodation will benefit them.

    Explain or remind the student of the purpose-how this accommodation will benefit them.

  • 4.

    Introduce the student to the graphic organizer, allowing time for exploration and play. Start with concepts the student is familiar with to learn the accommodation/tool

    Introduce the student to the graphic organizer, allowing time for exploration and play. Start with concepts the student is familiar with to learn the accommodation/tool before introducing new concepts/content.

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  • 5.

    Set clear expectations for when the student can use the support.

    Set clear expectations for when the student can use the support.

  • 6.

    Demonstrate how to use the graphic organizer by thinking aloud with the student.

    Demonstrate how to use the graphic organizer by thinking aloud with the student.

  • 7.

    Lead guided practice with the graphic organizer, providing immediate supportive and corrective feedback.

    Lead guided practice with the graphic organizer, providing immediate supportive and corrective feedback.

  • 8.

    Assign and monitor independent student work using the graphic organizer.

    Assign and monitor independent student work using the graphic organizer.

  • 9.

    Monitor and record the student’s progress and the effectiveness of the graphic organizer.

    Monitor and record the student’s progress and the effectiveness of the graphic organizer.

  • 10.

    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.

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Blank Graphic Organizers

Each of our supplemental aid examples includes a teach version, a test version, and information on how to scaffold their use in the classroom.

Directions on How to Access Files:

  1. Select the resource to open in Google Drive
  2. To edit this file, you'll need to make a copy of it to your Google Drive (File-> Make a Copy). You must be logged into your Google account to make a copy.
  3. You'll be prompted to rename the file and then the new editable version will automatically open up in a new tab.

Review the TEA policy document for details about allowable use of supplemental aids during test administration. 

Review the TEA training-Allowable Supplemental Aids Presentation on supplemental aids to see examples and non-examples.

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 (formerly Type 1)

Assessments: all subjects, all grades

Student Eligibility Criteria:

  • he or she routinely, independently, and effectively uses this accommodation during classroom instruction and classroom testing.

same as STAAR

same as STAAR