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§ 11518.35. Use of Universal Tools, Designated Supports, and Accommodations.

5 CA ADC § 11518.35BARCLAYS OFFICIAL CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS

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Title 5. Education
Division 1. California Department of Education
Chapter 11. Special Programs
Subchapter 7.6. English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (Elpac)
Article 4. Elpac Resources
5 CCR § 11518.35
§ 11518.35. Use of Universal Tools, Designated Supports, and Accommodations.
(a) An LEA may provide all pupils with one or more of the following embedded universal tools, delivered through the online ELPAC test delivery system, for any of the domains of listening, speaking, reading, and writing:
(1) Breaks between the contractor-identified test sections, including administering separate test sections on separate days;
(2) Digital notepad;
(3) Expandable items;
(4) Expandable passages;
(5) Highlighter;
(6) Keyboard navigation;
(7) Liner reader;
(8) Mark for review;
(9) Strikethrough;
(10) Writing tools; and
(11) Zoom.
(b) An LEA may provide all pupils with one or more of the following non-embedded universal tools on the ELPAC for any of the domains of listening, speaking, reading, and writing:
(1) Breaks, including testing over more than one day, between the test contractor-identified test sections;
(2) Scratch paper;
(3) Oral clarification of test directions by the test examiner in English;
(4) Pupil use of highlighter(s) in the test book for grades two through twelve;
(5) Pupil use of marking in the test book for grades three through twelve (non-highlighter).
(6) Line reader;
(7) Mark for review;
(8) Strikethrough; and
(9) Test navigation assistant.
(c) An LEA shall provide eligible pupils one or more of the following embedded designated supports, delivered through the online ELPAC test delivery system, for the domains of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, only as described below, if specified in the pupil's IEP or Section 504 Plan, or for which need is indicated as described in section 11518(i):
(1) Color contrast;
(2) Masking;
(3) Mouse pointer;
(4) Noise buffers;
(5) Pause or replay the audio during the administration of test stimuli and questions for the listening domain;
(6) Pause or replay the audio during the administration of test stimuli and questions for the speaking domain;
(7) Print on demand;
(8) Streamline; and
(9) Turn off any universal tool(s).
(d) An LEA shall provide eligible pupils one or more of the following non-embedded designated supports on the ELPAC for the domains of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, only as described below, if specified in the pupil's IEP or Section 504 Plan, or for which need is indicated as described in section 11518(i):
(1) Amplification;
(2) Color contrast;
(3) Color overlay;
(4) Designated interface assistant;
(5) Magnification;
(6) Masking;
(7) Medical supports;
(8) Noise buffers (e.g., individual carrel or study enclosure, or noise-cancelling headphones);
(9) Pause or replay the audio during the administration of test stimuli and questions for the listening domain;
(10) Pause or replay the audio during the administration of test stimuli and questions for the speaking domain;
(11) Read aloud items for writing domain;
(12) Separate setting (e.g., most beneficial time, special lighting or acoustics, adaptive furniture);
(13) Simplified test directions;
(14) Translated test directions; and
(15) Manually Coded English or American Sign Language (ASL) to present test directions for administration (does not apply to test questions).
(e) An LEA shall provide eligible pupils one or more of the following embedded accommodations, delivered through the online ELPAC test delivery system, for the domains of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, only as described below, if specified in the pupil's IEP or Section 504 Plan:
(1) American Sign Language (ASL) or Manually Coded English for test questions that assess the domains of listening, speaking, and writing, presentation of, and responses to, test questions. Pupil responses must be transcribed into the test delivery system by the ELPAC test examiner or scribe;
(2) Audio transcript (includes braille transcript);
(3) Braille (embossed and refreshable);
(4) Closed captioning; and
(5) Text to speech for test directions (in English) in all domains as well as for the listening, speaking, and writing stimuli and test items.
(f) An LEA shall provide eligible pupils with a disability with the following non-embedded accommodations on the ELPAC for the domains of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, only as described below, if specified in the pupil's IEP or Section 504 Plan:
(1) Alternate response options (paper-based and computer-based administration);
(2) American Sign Language (ASL) or Manually Coded English for test questions that assess the domains of listening, speaking, and writing, as well as for presentation of and responses to, test questions via contractor provided videos. Pupil responses must be transcribed into the answer book by the ELPAC test examiner or scribe;
(3) Use of audio transcript(s)/written script(s) by the test examiner, for the listening domain using streamed audio, for pupils for whom streamed audio is not accessible;
(4) Braille (embossed for paper-pencil test);
(5) Braille test materials provided by the test contractor;
(6) Large print versions reformatted from regular print version;
(7) For test questions that assess the domains of listening, reading, or writing, transfer of pupil responses marked in the test book to the answer book by a scribe who has electronically agreed to an ELPAC Test Security Affidavit;
(8) Responses dictated to a scribe for selected response items, including multiple-choice items;
(9) Speech-to-text for test questions that assess the domain of writing;
(10) For test questions that assess the domain of writing, use of word processing software with the spell and grammar check tools turned off;
(11) Supervised breaks within a section of the test;
(12) For test questions that assess the domains of listening, speaking, and writing, use of an assistive device that does not interfere with the independent work of the pupil. Pupil responses must be transcribed into the answer book by the ELPAC test examiner or scribe; and
(13) Testing at home or in the hospital by a test examiner.
Note: Authority cited: Section 33031, Education Code. Reference: Sections 306, 313 and 60810, Education Code; and 20 U.S.C. Sections 1412, 6311, 6312, 6821, 6823, 6825 and 6826.
HISTORY
1. New article 4 (section 11518.35) and section filed 6-5-2017; operative 10-1-2017 (Register 2017, No. 23).
2. Amendment filed 8-3-2018 as an emergency; operative 8-3-2018 (Register 2018, No. 31). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 1-30-2019 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
3. Certificate of Compliance as to 8-3-2018 order transmitted to OAL 11-16-2018 and filed 12-31-2018 (Register 2019, No. 1).
4. Amendment filed 8-1-2019 as an emergency; operative 8-1-2019 (Register 2019, No. 31). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 1-28-2020 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
This database is current through 11/8/19 Register 2019, No. 45
5 CCR § 11518.35, 5 CA ADC § 11518.35
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