Research questions in 2013 and 2014 focused on the research basis for current adjustments to pen and paper NAPLAN tests for students with disability and on what basis they may be duplicated or extended in the online delivery mode. The study comprised a literature review and interviews with experts to determine whether the use of certain accessibility options is supported through research and practice. Research findings from this study have helped build the case for NAPLAN online approved adjustments.
Accessibility adjustments need to be:
- supported by a sufficient evidence base demonstrating its effect and its effectiveness for a specific identified student user group/s with a specific identified need/s
- compatible with the NAPLAN test construct
- operationally feasible
- feasible to deliver on an equitable basis.
Read the report on accessibility options ( 1.65 mb).