Key Terms for SBAC Accessibility and Support

    • Embedded features provided as digitally-delivered components of the test administration system (e.g., font color)
    • Non-embedded features separate from (outside of) the test administration system (e.g., scratch paper)
    • Universal Tools access features of the assessment that are available to all students based on student preference and selection
    • Designated Supports features available for use by any students for whom the need has been indicated by an educator or team of educators with parent/guardian and students.
    • Accommodations changes in procedures or materials that increase equitable access to SBAC assessments for any student with a need for the accommodation documented on his/her IEP or 504 plan.

District Accessibility Resources

  • Guidance for Assignment of EL Supports

    • Newcomer ELs (<1 year in US Schools) are EXEMPT from the ELA test, only
    • For the Mathematics SBAC test, the Stacked Spanish designated support should be assigned as needed to students who minimally are (1) literate in academic Spanish and/or (2) currently receiving classroom instruction in Spanish
    • For the Mathematics SBAC test, the Primary Language Glossary (e.g., Spanish/English Glossary) should be assigned as needed to students who minimally are (1) Level 1 or 2 ELs and (2) literate in their primary language.