Assessment drives instructions for ALL students, including those who are VI/blind and deaf/hard of hearing. The Instruction should be aligned to and measure student knowledge of, grade level standards, functional skills standards in addition to IEP goals and objectives. Teachers will use a variety of teaching strategies and support for access to learning including educational and assistive technologies, to assist students in learning. Pre-assessment, formative assessment and post assessment data should be collected in an effort to show learning growth for each student.
This comprehensive set of guidelines, OptimizingOutcomes for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing from the National Association of State Directors of Special Education, provides inclusive of many useful tools and resources that can be utilized by stakeholders, deaf education administrators, educational professionals, and special education administrators involved in the education of students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Educational Services and Support
Explore the roles of professionals on educational teams and the collaboration work they can provide to support students
Explore resources and forms to help teams understand and implement effective AT assessments, as well as SIFTS, an exciting new OCALI tool to support the AT feature matching process.