University of Oregon

iPad/Tablet Administration Pilot Study

Date: Spring 2016

The Oregon Extended Assessment was redesigned in the 2014-15 school year in order to develop a vertical scale that would support modeling of academic growth for students with significant cognitive disabilities. The test design was also structured to support future tablet administrations.

Behavioral Research & Teaching will be conducting a study in the spring of 2016 where students who take the ORExt will participate in the assessment in the typical format (paper/pencil), will wait approximately two weeks, and then take a tablet administration of the same assessments. The focus of the study will primarily be teacher and researcher observations of the student/tablet interactions to ensure that the tablet administration is not introducing construct irrelevant variance. The comparability of scores between the two administrations will also be reviewed.