This page allows you to control the list of accommodations for your district. You can add, edit and delete accommodations from here, as well as gain access to the Auto Pilot Toolkit, if your district has purchased it.
Clicking on Accommodations will bring up a comprehensive list of state allowed accommodations.
The accommodations include: AF, ALT2, DS, DS* TEA, and Version accommodations. When you first access the accommodations list, you will see the first 10 accommodations. To view additional accommodations, choose 10, 25, 100 or All from the View drop‐down menu.
The accommodations listed will be what are available to select for students and what the campuses will see as available accommodations for students.
If an accommodation is highlighted yellow, that particular accommodation is no longer associated with a student that still belongs to your district. If an accommodation is white, that particular accommodation is associated with a student or students within your district.
Accommodations with an *beside them have a booklet verification associated with them.
Accommodations that do not have an Edit or Delete beside them, and are noted as Online, cannot be edited or deleted. These are associated with the precode file. Students with these accommodations will be populated in the precode file for Performance Tracker districts.
The accommodations table can also be exported to Excel using the Export link located at the top of the accommodations table. Clicking the link will populate a report in an Excel file download showing all accommodations, related subject areas, and accommodation type.
District users also have the ability to edit an accommodation already entered in the system.
When you click either New or Edit, the screen below will appear. You will need to choose the subject the accommodation will be associated with. If creating a new accommodation for high school English I or II, select English as the subject. If you prefer to apply this accommodation to "all subjects," select "all subjects" from the Subject drop down.You will also need to select the type of accommodation (AF, ALT2, DS, DS* TEA, Version), and enter the title of the accommodation.
Once the edits or the new accommodation information has been entered, click Submit.
Accommodations that do not have an Edit or Delete beside them, and are noted as Online, cannot be edited or deleted. These are associated with the precode file. Students with these accommodations will be populated in the precode file for districts with the Performance Tracker toolkit.
Please note that editing an accommodation name may affect students currently associated with the accommodation.
District users may also use the Auto Pilot toolkit which allows for data to pass from third-party software programs into TestHound. This is a fee-based service based on the purchase of the Auto Pilot toolkit.
To begin the process, click on Auto Pilot above the accommodations table.
Please refer to the Auto Pilot section for more details.
District users may associate test booklet types with specific accommodations. For each item listed, associate the accommodation(s) a student must have in order to be assigned that type of booklet. To begin this process, click on Assoc at the top of the Accommodations page.
Then, for example if associating the accommodation Braille to Braille booklets, click on the blue + sign icon to the right of Braille.
Select the proper accommodation. (in the example, this would be Braille) In most cases, leave "all subjects" under the Subject drop down, and then Submit. If you prefer to choose specific subjects, you also have the ability to do this under the Subject drop down.
Continue to follow this process for all booklet verification items listed. Oral Admin (FM01) is most likely the only item that might require multiple accommodations. It is important to include any accommodation that should require a student to be assigned a FM01 booklet. Also, be aware that the Spanish Association must be in place in order to scan a Spanish booklet to a student that requires it.
In order to view the accommodations and subjects associated with the item, click on the gray + sign to the left of the item for an expanded view.
Booklet verifications may be deleted at any time using the trashcan icon next to the item. They can also be deleted individually from the expanded view.