Testing and the “mainstream”ing of assistive digital tools

For years, as the use of online adaptive assessments has continued to increase, many have wondered how technology-focused testing would impact students with disabilities.

As part of its Technology Counts 2014 series, Education Week offers an interesting look at how states are taking the assistive digital tools used for students with disabilities and moving them “into the mainstream.”

While it is clear this is still a developing subject, the piece by Michelle Davis provides some interesting insights into what states like Virginia are already doing. And it shows how digital technology has the power to bring all corners of the learning community together to focus on student needs and opportunities.