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Vermont State Assessment Exemption Form /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/Exemption-Template-State-Assessments-2018.doc
Updated April 27, 2018
This exemption form is required for schools/school districts to request an exemption from the state mandated ELA, Math, and Science assessments. This form is not required for out-of-state, homeschooled, international, or visiting students from another state.
Braille Requirements and Testing Manual /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/Braille_Reqs_Manual_2017-2018_VT.pdf
Updated October 02, 2017
This manual includes information about supported operating systems and required hardware and software for Braille testing.  It provides information on how to configure JAWS, navigating an online test with JAWS, and how to administer a test to a student requiring Braille.
Smarter Balanced Braille Options for 2017-2018 /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/SBAC-braille-options-2017-18-flier.pdf
Updated October 16, 2017
An overview of the Braille options in the 2017-2018 Smarter Balanced administration.
Smarter Balanced Accessibility Updates for 2017-18 /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/SmarterBalanced-accessibility-resources-test-administration-comparison-2017-2018.pdf
Updated October 05, 2017

This document provides a crosswalk for the accessibility updates in the 2017-2018 Smarter Balanced UAA Guidelines.

Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/UAAGuidelines1.pdf
Updated July 02, 2018
The Smarter Balanced Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines will shape the delivery of online testing for all students, including those with visual, auditory, linguistic, or physical needs.  These guidelines were developed by the Smarter Balanced Consortium in collaboration with member states and nationally recognized experts on English language learners and students with disabilities.
Smarter Balanced UAA Implementation Guide /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/UAA-Impletation-Guide.pdf
Updated November 10, 2017
The purpose of this guide is to provide support for the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium states in their efforts to communicate information to districts and schools for the successful implementation of the Smarter Balanced assessments.
Single Digit (1-9) Multiplication Table /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT-SBAC-Multiplication.pdf
Single digit (1-9) multiplication table is a non-embedded accommodation for Grade 4 math items and above.   This is to be used only for students with a documented and persistent calculation disability (i.e., dyscalculia).  This can be printed for students requiring this accommodation.
100s Number Table /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/Smarter-Balanced-Hundreds-Number-Table.pdf
A paper-based table listing numbers from 1–100 is a non-embedded accommodation for Grade 4 math items and above. Students with visual processing or spatial perception needs may find this beneficial, as documented in their IEP or 504 plan. This can be printed for students requiring this accommodation.  
VT SBAC Test Security/Confidentiality /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT-Test-Security-Confidentiality-Agreement_2017-2018.pdf
Updated October 19, 2017
This Test Security/Confidentiality Agreement should be used by staff in accordance with the Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines and submitted to a District Coordinator.  It may be used for scribes and test readers.