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Subchapter 6. California High School Exit Examination. Article 3. California High School Exit Examination Testing. Variations/Accommodations/Modifications/Waivers. Accommodations for Pupils or Adult Students with Disabilities.   

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(a) Eligible pupils or eligible adult students with disabilities shall be permitted to take the CAHSEE with the following accommodations if specified in the eligible pupil's or eligible adult student's IEP or Section 504 plan for use on the CAHSEE, standardized testing, or for use during classroom instruction and assessments.

(b) Presentation accommodations include:

(1) large print versions in 20-point font.

(2) CAHSEE enlarged if larger than 20-point font is required.

(3) Braille transcriptions provided by the test contractor.

(4) audio or oral presentation of the mathematics section of the CAHSEE.

(5) Manually Coded English or American Sign Language to present test questions on the mathematics section of the CAHSEE.

(6) audio or oral presentation of any prompts or passages present in the writing task.

(7) Manually Coded English or American Sign Language to present any prompts or passages present in the writing task.

(c) Response accommodations include:

(1) responses marked in test booklet and transferred to the answer document by a school, school district, or nonpublic school employee who has signed the Test Security Affidavit as identified in section 1211.5(d).

(2) responses dictated orally, or in Manually Coded English or in American Sign Language to a scribe for selected-response items (e.g., multiple-choice test questions).

(3) responses dictated orally or in Manually Coded English to a scribe, audio recorder or speech-to-text converter on the writing portion of the CAHSEE, and the eligible pupil or eligible adult student indicates all spelling and language conventions.

(4) word processing software with spell and grammar check tools turned off on the writing portion of the CAHSEE.

(5) an assistive device that does not interfere with the independent work of the eligible pupil or eligible adult student on the multiple choice or writing portion of the CAHSEE.

(d) Scheduling/timing accommodations include:

(1) testing over more than one day after consultation with the test contractor.

(2) supervised breaks within a section of the CAHSEE.

(3) administration of the CAHSEE at the most beneficial time of day to the eligible pupil or eligible adult student after consultation with the test contractor.

(e) Setting accommodations include tests administered by a test examiner to an eligible pupil or eligible adult student at home or in the hospital.

(f) The use of accommodations on the CAHSEE will not invalidate an eligible pupil's or eligible adult student's test score or scores.

Authority cited:

Education Code 33031

Reference:

Education Code 60850

(Amended by Register 2009, No. 45.)