LEP Accommodations Form by Yearoveryear

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									                                        LEP Accommodations Form
                                  Nevada Proficiency Examination Program
                                 Effective for the 2007-2008 School Year Only

 Student Name:                                                                    Date:

 School:                                                              District:

All limited English proficient students must be tested for English language proficiency as well as for subject area content
knowledge. The English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA) will be used to assess English language proficiency in
speaking, listening, reading, writing, and comprehension. ELPA scores cannot be used as an alternate to state-mandated
content area assessments. All LEP students must also participate in the state subject area content assessments.


         Student is an LEP student. LEP students are afforded LEP accommodations on NPEP assessments until they have
         exited the ESL program.

One of the two options below must be completed for each LEP student. Accommodations are specific for each student and
must be on file in the student’s folder. Relevant information from this form must be provided to the appropriate test
administrator(s). Test security procedures must be strictly adhered to in all testing for NPEP.

 I.       NO ACCOMMODATIONS PROVIDED
          No accommodations are provided for this student. The student will test using standard conditions.


 II.     ACCOMMODATIONS (check only those that apply to this student.)
 The accommodations for the Nevada Proficiency Examination Program, which are listed below, apply to the HSPE,
 the Writing Examinations, the ITBS and ITED and the CRT, unless otherwise indicated. The use of
 accommodations other than those specifically outlined below requires prior approval by the Nevada Department of
 Education. A list of contacts is provided in Procedures for the Nevada Proficiency Examination Program.

 Accommodations in the Test Setting (check only those that apply to this student):
        Individual administration will be allowed.
        Small group administration (other than regular classroom) will be allowed.
        Administration in an alternative setting will be allowed.
        Describe:
        Student will take the test in a study carrel or reasonable substitute.

Accommodations in Test Scheduling (check only those that apply to this student):
         Student will receive extended time to counter fatigue or to accommodate altered testing procedures (circle grade
         and tests below). The Department recommends not exceeding twice the normal time.
         Breaks provided during an unfinished part or session must be supervised.
Student may NOT return to a previously-administered part (i.e., CRT or HSPE Part 1, Part 2) on a subsequent day.
                              CRT (3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)          NRT (4, 7, 10)              HSPE (10, 11, 12, Adult)
Reading                                X                              X                               X
Language                                                              X
Mathematics                            X                              X                               X
Science                                X                              X                               X
Writing                        X (Grades 5 & 8)                                      X (one-day administration ONLY)
LEP Accommodations Form 07-08 (p. 2 of 2)

Accommodations in Test Administration (check only those that apply to this student):
          Provide test administration by a specific individual (e.g., ESL/ELL teacher).
          Specify:
          Student will use a bilingual dictionary or electronic translator on the CRT in grades 3-8, the 5th and 8th grade
          writing assessments, and/or the ITBS/ITED. Dictionaries or electronic translators MUST be restricted to single
          word-at-a-time translation, without paraphrasing or exemplary sentences.
          Dictionaries are NOT permitted on the HSPE in Reading, Math, Science, or Writing.
Test administrator or proctor will:
        read or reread aloud the directions located at the beginning of the test, word for word, in the student’s native
        language when possible and necessary.
        read or reread aloud the directions located at the beginning of the test, word for word, in English, as needed.
        read the mathematics test(s) word for word, text only, in English, to the student. It is NOT permissible to
        verbalize, explain, sign, or define mathematical symbols, or to paraphrase or explain ANY part of the test.
          read the science test(s) word for word, text only, in English, to the student. It is NOT permissible to verbalize,
          explain, sign, or define scientific symbols, or to paraphrase or explain ANY part of the test.
          read the writing prompt word for word, in English, to the student. No help can be given on responding to the
          prompt, nor may the prompt or any part of it be translated into another language.
          read the ITBS/ITED Language test(s) (i.e., Spelling, Capitalization, Punctuation, Usage and Expression, and/or
          Revising Written Materials tests) word for word, in English, to the student.

    IT IS NOT PERMISSIBLE TO READ ANY PORTION OF A READING TEST OR VOCABULARY TEST TO
      THE STUDENT (OTHER THAN THE DIRECTIONS LOCATED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE TEST).

Other Accommodation(s):
Accommodations not listed on this form must be approved in writing by the Department of Education, Office of
Assessment, Program Accountability, and Curriculum. A copy of the approval letter must be attached to this form.
Description of accommodation:


Note: The following changes in test administration procedures are NEVER ALLOWED:
    Test administrator or proctor reading the CRT or HSPE in Reading, or the ITBS/ITED Reading Comprehension or
     Vocabulary test to the student in any language (includes any process for orally transmitting the test content to the
     student through the use of any device that converts print or other code to speech)
    Test administrator or proctor reading the writing prompt, or the math, science, or ITBS/ITED Language test to the
     student in a language other than English
    Student using an electronic spell check device on a writing assessment
    Student dictating to a scribe the response to a writing assessment
    Student using a bilingual dictionary on the HSPE in Reading, Math, Science, or Writing

								
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