Acadience Math: Accommodations

Acadience Math Accommodations

Assessment accommodations are used for those students for whom the standard administration conditions would not produce accurate results. Approved Accommodations for Acadience Math Approved accommodations are those accommodations that are unlikely to change how the assessment functions. When approved accommodations are used, the scores can be reported and interpreted as official Acadience Math scores (see Table 2.1). Approved accommodations should be used only for students for whom the accommodations are necessary to provide an accurate assessment of student skills.


Accommodations Approved for Use With Acadience Math

Approved Accommodations Appropriate Measures

The use of student materials that have been enlarged or with larger print for students with visual impairments. 

 All except for NNF*
The use of colored overlays, filters, or lighting adjustments for students with visual impairments.  All except for NNF*
The use of assistive technology, such as hearing aids and assistive listening devices (ALDs), for students with hearing impairments.  All
The use of a marker or ruler to focus student attention on the materials for students who are not able to demonstrate their skills adequately without one. It is good practice to attempt the assessment first without a marker or ruler and then retest with an alternate form of the assessment using a marker or ruler if needed.  All except for NNF*


Unapproved Accommodations for Acadience Math

Unapproved accommodations are accommodations that are likely to change how the assessment functions. Scores from measures administered with unapproved accommodations should not be treated or reported as official Acadience Math scores, and cannot be compared to other Acadience Math scores or benchmark goals.

An unapproved accommodation may be used when: (a) a student cannot be tested accurately using the standardized rules or approved accommodations, but the school would still like to measure progress for that student; or (b) a student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP) requires testing with an unapproved accommodation. Scores for a student using an unapproved accommodation can be used to measure individual growth for that student.


Examples of Unapproved Accommodations

  • Students with limited English proficiency may be given the directions in their primary language.
  • Students whose IEPs require assessments to be given untimed may be administered the Acadience Math measures without the timing component.
  • Students whose IEPs require words or items be read out loud by the assessor may be administered the Acadience Math Concepts and Applications measures with items or words being read.