As I’ve explained before, all of my students participate in alternate assessments, which are called the TCAP-Alt Portfolio here in Tennessee. Those were completed and submitted in February. This week, however, is regular standardized TCAP testing at my school, and, although my students do not participate, I did not escape this week unaffected.
I was selected by the school counselor and resource teacher to administer the TCAP to a student who receives testing accommodations. This particular student is allowed as many breaks as needed during testing, a separate setting and read-aloud. This means that he and I will be together in a small conference room where I will give him the test by reading each question and answer choice. With the read-aloud accommodation, you are also allowed to repeat as many questions and answers as necessary and as many times as necessary.