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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

Example:

  • Diagrams or charts that depict a relationship between information such as facts or terms.

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.

    Introduce the student to the graphic organizer, allowing time for exploration and play.

    Introduce the student to the graphic organizer, allowing time for exploration and play.

  • 4.

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

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

  • 5.

    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.

  • 6.

    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.

  • 7.

    Assign and monitor independent student work using the graphic organizer.

    Assign and monitor independent student work using the graphic organizer.

  • 8.

    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.

  • 9.

    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.

Downloadable Resources

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

Review the TEA training PowerPoint 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