Diverse Deaf Student Populations and Standardized Assessment Accessibility


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Designing appropriate assessments for deaf students, particularly deafdisabled students, is one of the more challenging aspects of creating an accessible learning environment. Standardized assessments are a key mechanism by which the educational system in the United States measures student progress, teacher effectiveness, and the impact of school reform. The authors of this article explore the frameworks surrounding assessment policy and practice, current research related to standardized assessments for deafdisabled students, and potential implications.