Determine appropriate test accommodations based on empirical evidence using the new Dynamic Assessment of Test Accommodations (DATA). For individuals or groups of students with learning disabilities in grades 2 through 7, DATA can help multidisciplinary teams objectively determine appropriate test accommodations in order to meet IDEA reauthorization and ADA legislative requirements.
Supplements Teacher Input
Research findings indicate that DATA-derived decisions regarding accommodations are better predictors of enhanced student performance on standardized tests than teacher-based decisions alone. IEP teams can use information derived from DATA to supplement informal judgments about appropriate and permissible test accommodations for students with special needs.
Easy to Use and Interpret
Practitioners administer brief tests, with and without testing accommodations. Student scores, with and without accommodations, are compared to those of a nondisabled normative sample. When scores indicate that a student benefits from an accommodation more than would be expected in the nondisabled normative sample, the accommodation is recommended.
DATA includes tests that assess the following areas under various testing conditions:
- Math computation
- Math concepts and applications
- Reading comprehension
Level 1 is for grades 2-3, Level 2 for grades 4-5, and Level 3 for grades 6-7.