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Matrix Two: CAHSEE, CELDT, and PFT

Matrix of Variations, Accommodations, and Modifications for Administration of the California High School Exit Examination, California English Language Development Test and the Physical Fitness Test.

Matrix Two (PDF) also available for download in Portable Document Format.

Note: Refer to the California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Education (Sections 1200-1225, 11510-11517.5, and 1040-1048) for each specific assessment program for more detail.

Test Variation (1)
Accommodation (2)
Modification (3)
California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE) California English Language Development Test (CELDT) Physical Fitness Test (PFT)
Administration of the test at the most beneficial time of day to the student
2
2
2
Arithmetic table or formulas (not provided) on the mathematics tests 3
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Arithmetic table or formulas (not provided) on the science tests
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Assistive device that does not interfere with the independent work of the student on the multiple-choice and/or essay responses (writing portion of the test)
2
2
Not Applicable
Assistive device that interferes with the independent work of the student on the multiple-choice and/or essay responses
3
3
Not Applicable
Audio amplification equipment
1
1
1
Braille transcriptions provided by the test contractor
2
2
Not Applicable
Calculator on the mathematics tests 3
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Calculator on the science tests
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Colored overlay, mask, or other means to maintain visual attention
1
1
Not Applicable
Dictionary
3
3
Not Applicable
Essay responses dictated orally or in Manually Coded English to a scribe, audio recorder, or speech-to-text converter and the student provides all spelling and language conventions
2
2
Not Applicable
Essay responses dictated orally, in Manually Coded English, or in American Sign Language to a scribe audio recorder, or speech-to-text converter (scribe provides spelling, grammar, and language conventions)
3
3
Not Applicable
Extra time on a test within a testing day ALL
ALL
ALL
Large-print versions or test items enlarged (not duplicated) to a font size larger than that used on large print versions
2
2
Not Applicable
Manually Coded English or American Sign Language to present directions for administration (does not apply to test questions) 1
1
1
Math manipulatives on the mathematics tests
3
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Manually Coded English or American Sign Language to present test questions and answer options 2
Math
2
Writing
Not Applicable
Manually Coded English or American Sign Language to present test questions and answer options 3
ELA
3
Reading, Listening, Speaking
Not Applicable
Manually Coded English or American Sign Language to present test questions and answer options
2
Writing Task
3
Reading, Listening, Speaking
Not Applicable
Math manipulatives on the science tests
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Noise buffers (e.g., individual carrel or study enclosure)
1
1
Not Applicable
Special lighting or acoustics; special or adaptive furniture 1 1 Not Applicable
Student dictates multiple-choice question responses orally, or in Manually Coded English to a scribe, audio recorder, or speech-to-text converter for selected-response items 2 2 Not Applicable
Student marks in test booklet (other than responses) including highlighting ALL ALL Not Applicable
Student marks responses in test booklet and responses are transferred to a scorable answer document by an employee of the school, district, or non public school 2 2 Not Applicable
Supervised breaks within a section of the test 2 2 Not Applicable
Test administered at home or in hospital by a test examiner 2 2 2
Test administration directions that are simplified or clarified (does not apply to test questions) ALL ALL ALL
Test individual student separately, provided that a test examiner directly supervises the student 1 1 1
Test over more than one day for a test or test part to be administered in a single sitting 2 2 Not Applicable
Test questions and answer options read aloud to student or used audio CD presentation 2
Math
2
Writing
Not Applicable
Test questions and answer options read aloud to student or used audio CD presentation 3
ELA
3
Reading
Not Applicable
Test questions and answer options read aloud to student or used audio CD presentation 2
Writing Task
3
Reading
Not Applicable
Test students in a small group setting ALL ALL ALL
Visual magnifying equipment 1 1 Not Applicable
Word processing software with spell and grammar check tools enabled on the essay responses writing portion of test
3
3
Not Applicable
Word processing software with spell and grammar check tools turned off on the essay responses (writing portion of the test)
2
2
Not Applicable
Unlisted Accommodation
Check with CAHSEE/PFT Office prior to use
Check with CELDT Office prior to use
Check with CAHSEE/PFT Office prior to use
Unlisted Modification Check with CAHSEE/PFT Office prior to use
Check with CELDT Office prior to use
Check with CAHSEE/PFT Office prior to use

ALL: All pupils may be provided these test variations.

  • Test Variation (1): Pupils may have these testing variations if regularly used in the classroom.
  • Accommodation (2): Eligible pupils shall be permitted to take the examination/test with accommodations if specified in the eligible pupil’s IEP or Section 504 plan for use on the examination, standardized testing, or for use during classroom instruction and assessment.
  • Modification (3): For the CELDT, eligible pupils shall be permitted to take the tests with modifications if specified in the eligible pupil’s IEP or Section 504 plan. Eligible pupils shall be permitted to take the CAHSEE with modifications if specified in the eligible pupil’s IEP or Section 504 plan for use on the examination, standardized testing, or for use during classroom instruction and assessment.
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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, November 24, 2015
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