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Monterey County Office of Education

Leadership, Support and Service to Prepare All Students for Success

Dr. Nancy Kotowski, County Superintendent of Schools

What are Universal Tools?

Universal tools are digital devices that students can use to help them answer questions and navigate the test. Their availability depends on the level and subject of the test being administered.

The Different Universal Tools are explained below. Click on the title to view brief video samples.

Strikethrough

Students can right click on multiple choice items and cross them out to facilitate the process of elimination.

Calculator

Students can use a calculator to help them answer questions. The calculator shown below is the fully featured version. For some tests, the calculator may appear in more simplified forms.

Highlighter

Students can highlight blocks of text in essays, stories, and questions.

Mark for Review

Students can mark questions to come back to later. At the end of the test, they are prompted to go back to those questions before submitting.

Digital Notepad

Students can take notes on questions as they progress through the test.


Resources

* Centinela High School District training videos of the embedded universal tools, designated supports and accommodations.

Contacts

Shann Chu

Educational Technology Administrator
schu@montereycoe.org
Phone: 831.755.0394

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