Assessments connected to Common Core State Standards will include multiple ways for students with disabilities to access test questions. Digital tools, such as on-screen calculators and text-to-speech readers, are part of a larger effort to align the tests with the principles of universal design for learning. Still, some students may need additional technologies. To that end, the two consortia developing common core assessments are creating a technology-certification process to help determine which devices will be permissible.

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