Ensuring integrity in educational assessment

Michael Steer, Francis Gentle


This paper recommends an approach to educational assessment of students who are blind or vision impaired which takes into account both issues of integrity and educational accommodations that 'level the paying field'. The paper provides a taxonomy of the variety of educational assessment accommodations available for formal and informal tasks in assessing students who are blind or vision impaired. Teachers can enhance educational integrity by ensuring the participation of students in the development of appropriate educational accommodations, and by facilitating the development of students' self-advocacy and problem solving skills.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21913/IJEI.v3i1.129