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Unlocking the English Code: Assessments for Learners Who Are Deaf/Hard of Hearing and Blind/Visually Impaired
Back by popular demand, Stacey Tucci and Frances Mary D’Andrea are continuing the learning with another Unlocking the English Code event: Assessment for Learners Who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing or Blind/Visually Impaired.

Join us for this live, dynamic event that will keep you actively engaged as we spend time together as low-incidence practitioners to:
· Identify layers of assessment and how data from each layer can be used
· Dive into supports and accommodations that give access to assessments for learners who are deaf/hard of hearing or blind/visually impaired
· Apply the learning to case studies that will help transfer this session to direct practice

Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to:
*Identify types of assessments and how the data from each can be used to drive instruction and intervention.
*Describe the difference between modifications and accommodations within assessments and how to ensure valid and meaningful measurements.
*Name three accommodations to make assessments more accessible for learners who are D/HH or B/VI.
*Apply the information and resources shared regarding assessment to a case study of a learner who is B/VI or D/HH.

This event will be offered in English with ASL interpreting and live transcription.

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Jun 2, 2022 09:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

This event will be offered in English with ASL interpretation and live transcription.
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Frances Mary D'Andrea
Assistant Professor of Practice @University of Pittsburgh
Frances Mary D’Andrea, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of practice at the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to joining the faculty at Pitt, she was an educational consultant specializing in literacy issues for students with visual impairments, and was an adjunct instructor at several U.S. universities. She was a teacher of students with visual impairments in various schools; from 1995-2005, she worked at the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), and helped establish their National Literacy Center. She is a past-chair of the Braille Authority of North America (BANA); she has served as AFB's representative to BANA since 1998. She is currently secretary of the International Council on English Braille. Dr. D'Andrea has published numerous articles and books, such as serving as co-author of Ashcroft Programmed Instruction in Braille: Unified English Braille, and The Braille Enthusiast's Dictionary. She has conducted numerous workshops and presentations in the US and other countries, and se
Stacey Tucci
Language and Literacy Director, @Georgia Department of Education - State Schools Division
Dr. Stacey Tucci began her career as an elementary teacher where she taught students using a diverse range of communication modalities including Spoken English, American Sign Language, and sign-supported English. Dr. Tucci received her Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education and Special Education, her Master’s in Deaf Education, and her Doctorate in the Education of Students with Exceptionalities with a research focus on Intervention Studies for Deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) learners from Georgia State University (GSU). She is a co-author of and the training director for Foundations for Literacy, an evidence-based, early literacy curriculum for students who are DHH. Dr. Tucci is the Language and Literacy Director at the Georgia Department of Education State Schools Division where she oversees statewide implementation of legislation (OCGA 30-1-5) that ensures all DHH learners are on a path to grade-level reading by the 3rd grade.