Students with Disabilities Meeting the Challenge of High-Stakes Writing Assessments
The article discusses ways to make writing assessments in high-stakes standardized tests accessible for students with learning disabilities. When accommodation methods were precluded from tests, teachers learned they had to give explicit instruction on writing to their learning disabled students. Instruction includes developing background knowledge, discussing the strategy to be learned, memorizing the strategy and routine, collaborative and individual practice. Planning strategy can be useful to high-, average- and low-achieving writers.
Swain, Kristine D., "Students with Disabilities Meeting the Challenge of High-Stakes Writing Assessments" (2006). Special Education and Communication Disorders Faculty Publications. 3.