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April 8, 2024

Accessibility compliance and equitable learning just got easier

Here’s how Quizizz Accommodation Profiles close gaps, open doors, and empower every student to succeed.

It’s been nearly 50 years since the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) passed, but 50 percent of U.S. states are still working to comply and improve education for students with disabilities.

Although digital tools could be seen as a curve ball for compliance, especially for the 7+ million students struggling with educational technology, the right platform can be the catalyst to close the accessibility gap. 

Here’s how your district’s edtech choices impact its ability to provide equitable learning for every student—and why Accommodation Profiles on Quizizz are the top pick for the task.

New Horizons: Erase the obstacles of supporting every student

Staffing shortages, space, class size, absences, privacy, printing problems—these are just a few of the challenges that come with providing the required assistance and intervention to students who need it most.

With Accommodation Profiles, teachers can dodge all these difficulties and easily empower everyone to succeed. 

🎯 HOW IT WORKS: When assigning any Quizizz activity, educators select certain students on the roster to assign specific IEP/504 accommodations. In just a few clicks, the entire class can enjoy a personalized and compliant learning experience, all within the same lesson.

👇 Check out @edtechsarah's quick video below for a step-by-step peek at the process!

“This really is a game-changer for special education students,” said Ashley Marchese, a Smithtown High School West Social Studies/Special Education Teacher and long-time Quizizz user. 

In her four inclusion classes, Marchese saw some students feel defeated and give up on certain activities. Upon trying Accommodation Profiles on Quizizz, Marchese quickly picked the individuals with IEP and 504 accommodations, and any others who’d benefit from additional support. She provided a combination of reduced answer options and extended time.

“Kids who never made the Leaderboard before finished in first, second, and third place!” Marchese exclaimed. “You could see their confidence, and they were happy with their ability to succeed. This really leveled the playing field for my students!”
The Right Track Record: Tech tools should have a history of catering to a variety of learners

Developing a platform steeped in equity doesn’t happen overnight.

Tools with a consistent focus on accessibility should be prioritized, said Sean Arnold, a 19-year veteran of the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE), where he taught STEM to students with disabilities and special needs, and now helps teachers leverage accessible edtech for more equitable learning.

When speaking with Quizizz earlier in the school year, Arnold explained how the platform was always a step ahead on special education-friendly features:

IEP and 504 skills practice for sorting, sequencing, labeling, categorization, and recognition.

Inclusivity for students with hearing, vision, or verbal communication impairments.

✅ A variety of ways for students to show what they know (draw, audio, or video questions and responses)

✅Helpful scaffolds (adjustable timers, flexible deadlines, image supports)

“All these options make Quizizz collectively even more accessible, meaningful, and powerful,” Arnold said.
Smart Move: Leaning on tech for special education compliance (and more) is the future

To offer the most equitable learning experience for students with special needs, some say the challenges have never been greater, and the stakes have never been higher. 

As K-12 leaders continue to increasingly trust tech to help take teachers to the next level, special education compliance and accountability are certainly top-of-mind when purchasing the right tools to do so. 

However, harnessing the ability to advance achievement and motivate every student—that’s the real win.

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