The tests are the same for all students; however, teachers are encouraged to provide accommodations as outlined in students’ IEPs. Such modifications might include extended time to finish the tests, having students take the tests in smaller ‘chunks’ of time (the system automatically remembers where students left off), providing read-aloud accommodations for math measures.
For EL students whose first language is Spanish, all the math problems can be presented in Spanish or English (as long as “Spanish” is activated by the head admin. For non-Spanish speaking EL students, teachers could provide native language assistance if available.
It’s important to remember to select the progress monitoring tests that are most appropriate for a given student’s instructional level. For SPED and EL students, the most appropriate progress monitoring measure may well be one written for an earlier grade.