Test Taking Accommodations Reduce the Stress of Test Taking

Written by the Kurzweil Blog Team

All students have to be tested. For some it is just another day at school but for others it is a very stressful experience and a challenge to show their real knowledge and capabilities. For students with disabilities this can be an even bigger challenge. Luckily, students with disabilities are allowed accommodations that can help them overcome or minimize the barriers presented by their disabilities.

Kurzweil 3000 can help students with disabilities and English Language Learners succeed in the high stakes tests. Kurzweil 3000 provides accommodations in presentation — affecting the way directions and content are delivered to the students — as well as accommodations in response offering different ways for students to respond to assessment questions. Kurzweil 3000 enables students to access materials according to their needs and demonstrate their knowledge in multiple ways.

Using Kurzweil 3000, students can independently complete worksheets, classroom tests, and standardized tests with greater confidence and fewer mistakes. Students can easily answer fill-in-the-blanks, multiple-choice, true/false, short answer, essay and other test question formats.

Students with reading disabilities can use the Text-to-Speech reader to independently access the materials. English Language Learners can use the translation, integrated dictionaries, and a thesaurus tools. And teachers can enable or disable features for tests depending on the needs of the student and the test requirements.

Many students need support not only in their daily reading and writing activities but also while test taking to reach and demonstrate their full potential.

We would love to help your students better demonstrate their full knowledge and capabilities. Learn more about how Kurzweil 3000 can be used as a testing accommodation in your school.


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