Volume 2, Number 4
Into the Classroom
Through a Student's Eyes
Literacy On Line
Tips from the Pros
Training Schedule at the Ambrose Lab
"The network is down . . . "
The TIPS Archives
Editor: Jeffrey L.
District TRT firstname.lastname@example.org
website is intended for the instructional use of students and staff of
Fayette County Public Schools
[This, the latest addition to TIPS, will be your source of information on
how technology can help your special needs students! - the editor]
The KCCT and Special Needs Students - textHELP Reader
Kentucky Core Content Test (KCCT) is coming! It is predicted that by 2003, the
entire test will be delivered by CD rather than paper for students with an IEP
or 504 plan. When that happens,
students who require their test questions be read to them can use WordSmith,
a text reader which incorporates itself directly into the Microsoft Office
products toolbar, and available from textHELP. This is the reading software
designated by the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) for this purpose, and
its use is being piloted at Julius Marks Elementary, Russell Cave Elementary,
and Russell Elementary (MIAMI).
Under special contract with KDE, this software is currently on sale for less
than half its normal cost. Purchases using this price schedule must be for
special education students listing this need in their IEP, and must be routed through the office of
Moffett in the District offices.
Contact her for documentation which must accompany the purchase order. KETS
money can be used for this purpose - see your school STC or school technology
committee chair to apply for these funds. For assistance and other resources,
consult the KDE
Assistive Technologies web page.