A number of my students receive reading aloud of test questions and/or passages and/or answer choices as an accommodation per their Individualized Education Plan (IEP). In order to still provide them with this accommodation via distance or digital learning, I have decided to use Google Forms for this final exam.
I took me some time to do research and figure out the best method so thought I would share what I have figured out and share the sample form I have created!
Our district provides us with assessment platforms that have the read-aloud feature built in, but I have been using Google Forms throughout distance/digital learning as it is phone and tablet friendly for my students that do not have computers. And now, my students are used to and comfortable with Google Forms and I do not want them to have to learn a new piece of technology for their final exam!
So I have added the read-aloud feature to my Google Form by just adding recordings of the questions.
In order to ensure that they can access the recordings and are comfortable with how the read-aloud feature will work, I have created a trial form for them to test it out a week before their final. This will allow students and myself to ensure they have access to the read-aloud functionality on their devices.
The form is Disney themed to make it fun – but the goal is for students to see different types of questions and audio lengths – so thought I’d use Disney trivia to make it fun!
Feel free to check out the form here:
And grab the copy for yourself for FREE below (this will be a force copy link so it will ask you to make a copy of the form). I suggest you replace the recordings with your own so that kids are used to your voice!