Consortia guidelines prohibit read-aloud support for young students

09/12/2013 | Education Week

Under guidelines recently adopted by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, students in grades 3 through 5 will not have access to read-aloud support for text passages on Common Core State Standard assessments developed by the group. The guidelines allow all students to access read-aloud support on test questions, if needed, but limit read-aloud of passages to older students who demonstrate a need for the accommodation.

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