There is no single assessment tool for students with visual impairments. It helps to focus on the purpose of the assessment? Are you looking for a tool that is normed and validated for learners with visual impairments, or are you looking for a checklist of skills? Are you looking for a way to assess a specific skill area, such as daily living skills or braille literacy, or are you seeking a more general cognitive assessment?
It is crucial to remember that the vast majority of assessment tools are designed for students who are sighted, and assessment tools should not penalize students with visual impairments for not being able to perform tasks that require vision.
Most teachers use a combination of formal and informal assessment tools. Some are designed specifically for students with visual impairments, while others are adapted or modified.
- Educational Assessment and Planning for Students with Multiple Disabilities
- Assessment of Young Children
- Functional Vision Assessment (FVA)
- Learning Media Assessment (LMA)