So Many Testing Accommodations!

How many of you struggle with remembering which kid has which testing accommodations?  This year, I have 12 students with IEPs and 1 student with a 504 plan.  They all have testing accommodations, but they are all DIFFERENT!  Some need tests read, some need a scribe, some need 1:1 testing due to intense distractibility, while others may only need a separate location and extra time.  

Did I mention that I have 4 paraprofessionals to help me administer the tests?  I am so thankful for that! I don't know what I would do given the variety and high needs for testing sessions.  

For years, I would scramble to group the kids and place them with an adult according to accommodation.  On top of that, I would have to search for space to put the groups.  Why did I keep reinventing the wheel for each test?

My amazing maternity sub came up with an idea of making the groups and keeping organized with folders.  Why didn't I think of that?  Goodness!  I created labels to go on the front of the folders. 

Anyway, first you will need to get a folder for each adult that is available to provide testing accommodations.  On the front of the folder, you have the adult that will be proctoring, the location, and the students in the group.  On the inside of the folder, you put the Testing Accommodations Organizer with the accommodations for the students in the group.  
Front of Folder

When it is test day, just put the correct number of tests inside the other pocket.  Be sure to include an extra test if your proctor is reading the test aloud to the group.  Easy Peasy!

You can find the form in my TpT store.  I even included an editable version in the file so you can type in your information instead of writing it if you want.  

I return to school in a couple of weeks and am finding myself organizing!  I have gone through the closets, cabinets, drawers, bins, pantries.  I can't help it.  I joked with my husband that the last time I organized like this was when I was about to have a baby.  Then I thought of this:

Sometimes I just make myself laugh.  I hope I made you laugh too!  

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  1. We go through the horror of trying to find space and bodies every year for our students with accommodations! There is a struggle to find someone the student will be comfortable with and a space they will be comfortable in! Then throw in my ELs who get separate location and extra time (and there's only one of me)! I'm glad to hear that you have para professionals to help, and a way to keep this organized!