Assessment

The following resources will provide information on various types of assessment which may be helpful for access to curriculum, program development and material adaptations.

Best Practices Assessment Guidelines 2010 - developed by PRCVI & SET-BC

Best Practices Assessment Guidelines 2010 have been developed to assist classroom teachers in making assessment accommodations to both informal and formal tests without compromising integrity, reliability or validity while meeting the needs of students with visual impairments. Five different booklets have been developed to provide suggestions for specific subjects at both the intermediate and secondary curriculum levels.

Intermediate or Secondary Student Who Reads Large Print (PDF)

Intermediate Student Who Reads Braille (PDF)

Secondary Student Who Reads Braille - Humanities (PDF)

Secondary Student Who Reads Braille - Mathematics (PDF)

Secondary Student Who Reads Braille - Sciences (PDF)


Functional Vision Assessment - Darick Wright's Workshop

Presented by Darick Wright, Coordinator of the New England Eye Institute Clinic, Perkins School for the Blind, Boston, Mass.

The slide show does not include the case study video clips and photographs included in the workshop presentation due to international copyright concerns.

Functional Vision Assessment Slideshow (PDF)

Functional Vision Assessment Handouts (PDF)

Functional Vision Evaluation/Assessment (PDF)


O & M Assessment: Early Years of Birth through Three Years

By Tanni L. Anthony, Ph. D., COMS

Contents:

  • Visual Development
  • Auditory Development
  • Tactile Development
  • Body Image / Awareness of Own Body
  • Body Image / Awareness of Others' Bodies
  • Object Permanence
  • Spatial Relationships
  • Concepts Related to Properties of Objects and the Environment
  • Social Emotional
  • Receptive Language
  • Fine Motor/ Upper Extremity Strength
  • Gross Motor / Balance Reactions and Indicators of Balance
  • Self Initiation
  • References

O & M Assessment: Early Years of Birth through Three Years (PDF)


Observational Assessment of Sensory Preferences of Infants and Toddlers with Visual Impairments

Observational Assessment Worksheet Adapted Form from Koenig and Holbrook (1995), By Tanni L. Anthony, Ph.D. (1997, Revised 2003)

Observational Assessment of Sensory Preferences of Infants and Toddlers with Visual Impairments (PDF)


Video Magnification in Education - Use and Implementation

Covers the use and implementation of video magnification for students with visual impairment. Considerations, Who Requires it, Who it can be used for, Types of devices, Case Study, Matching Tool to Task.

Video Magnification in Education - Use and Implementation