Deaf - Hard of Hearing

2014-2015 PSSA Video Sign Language Accommodation

by Jane Freeman

The Video Sign Language online version is now available for the Math and Science assessments. Students need to be identified as eligible for the sign language presentation accommodation by the IEP team, with documentation on the IEP and/or Communication Plan, or 504 Plan. Students must use a sign language accommodation during instructional periods and assessments; it should not be used solely during PSSA assessments. In order to access the VSL version, students must first be established in the DRC eDirect Test Setup system, with the corresponding VSL accommodation. Utilization of the VSL accommodation does not replace students’ onsite educational interpreters during the assessment, as he/she is required to be there to provide access for questions and/or concerns. Further discussion of this accommodation is available on the PDE website. For additional questions, please contact your PaTTAN consultant.

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