Alternate Assessment Apps for Sixth Grade

Sixth grade students are only required to be tested in ELA and math.
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Sixth grade students are only required to be tested in ELA and math.

  • Required Component 1—Key Idea: Reading

Choice Component 2—Standard 2: Students will read, write, listen, and speak for literary response and expression.

The student will relate an event in a text to one of his or her own personal experiences by indicating the similarities between the two. Document this through digital video or audio of the student verbalizing in words, sign language or augmentative communication how an event in a story is the same as a personal experience.

Proloquo2go($189.00) Proloquo2Go provides a full-featured augmentative and alternative communication solution for people who have difficulty speaking. It provides natural sounding text-to-speech voices.

  • Required Component 2—Key Idea: Writing

Choice Component 2—Standard 2: Students will read, write, listen, and speak for literary response and expression.

The student will create a story line using pictures, symbols, objects, etc., when given a theme or topic. The student work product is a picture, symbol or object showing the story that the student created with a notation to indicate the story.

Story Patch ($2.99) Children can use this app to create their own picture books. It includes hundreds of images, easy-to-use controls, and the ability to import photos.

Math

  • Required Component 1—Strand: Number Sense and Operations

Choice Component 2—Band: Operations

The student will solve simple equations involving addition and/or subtraction. The student work products are addition and/or subtraction equations solved by the student.

Math Board ($4.99) Design your own math problems, quizzes,addition and subtraction problems + multiplication and division. Best integer practice app.

  • Required Component 2—Strand: Algebra

Choice Component 2—Band: Equations and Inequalities

The student will use whole numbers, the + or – operation symbols, and equal sign (=) to translate verbal or written sentences by indicating the correct algebraic equations. The student work product shows the algebraic equations translated by the student from the verbal (stated/signed) or written sentences.

Math Magic ($.99) Vertical subtraction and addition problems with answer choices.

Vicki Windman is a special education teacher at Clarkstown High School South.

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