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Using K-12 Lessons Learned about how to Balance Accessibility and Test Security to Inform Licensure, Credentialing, and Certification Exam Policies

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  • National Center on Educational Outcomes, University of Minnesota, 207 Pattee Hall, 150 Pillsbury Drive SE, Minneapolis MN, 55455, United States
  • Alpine Testing Solutions, United States

Abstract


This paper explores how to balance test security and accessibility on licensure, credentialing, and certification exams. It examines K-12 test security policies related to educational assessments across states to discover lessons learned about how to meet accessibility needs of individuals with disabilities while minimizing test security risks. It then discusses how licensure and certification programs can adapt those lessons and policies to ensure exam score validity for all candidates without jeopardizing exam security.

Keywords

Accessibility, Accommodations, Disability, Test Security

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