Authentic Assessment Involves Families

How can you know what your child with deaf-blindness knows and how they learn? Getting a thorough assessment is the first step in creating an educational roadmap for your child with deaf-blindness. More importantly, that assessment needs to be authentic. That means that you, your family, and other people important in your child’s life take an active part in the assessment. It involves sharing information about your child’s daily routines in everyday environments.

Authentic assessments identify what your child knows and can do, as well as the types of situations and settings that encourage them to learn. They help identify your child’s strengths so you and your child’s educational team can create a plan that builds on those strengths.

Learn more about authentic assessments from the National Center of Deaf-Blindness. 

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