Math Manipulatives Brochure
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Math Manipulatives Brochure

A variety of math manipulatives are available on the Smarter Balanced Math Assessments as a non-embedded special documented accommodation to allow eligible students to use concrete mathematical tools strategically to support their problem solving as they transition to more abstract supports. The request for this special documented accommodation on statewide summative assessments should be aligned with IDEA guidelines with the intent to minimize access barriers while ensuring minimal impact to the test constructs.

Math manipulatives may be requested for students using this accommodation in daily instruction to support their access to math content and problem solving as indicated in their Individualized Education Program (IEP) or Section 504 Plan.

  • Alternate Assessment
  • Accessibility & Accommodations