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FAQs Answers

QUESTION:  Can Kurzweil (software that reads text out loud) be used for the RTL assessments?

ANSWER:   1.  Kurzweil software can NOT be used for either the DRP or the ITBS reading sections.

                    2.  Kurzweil software may be used with the PLATO eduTest assessments.

EXPLANATION:  DRP and ITBS are considered high stakes tests and the scores are reported to the State.

                   PLATO eduTest assessments are local assessment with the results used to inform instruction 
                   and for progress monitoring.

 

If you have other questions that you would like answered and the answer can be shared with the other RTL teachers in our District, please send you question to Ann Elmborg or Cheryl Lindo, and request that the answer be posted on the RTL web site on this FAQ page.