Gonzales Independent School District

Your name

Virginia Appleman


Your role

instructor -- biology and anatomy & physiology Your school name: Gonzales High School

Describe your school (type, age, location, demographic etc)

Small/med, working class, central Texas, lots of English learners and secondary English speakers

Did you trial the Exam Reader / Reader initially, if so, what “review process” did you follow and what conclusions did you draw? 

No, didn’t try it out, purchased Reader Pen

What do you most like about the Reader Pen?

Flexibility, ease of use

Please describe how you are using the Reader Pen?

As alternative to read aloud exams -- we have no co-teachers, and there is no learning lab/resource class to send test-takers

Please describe how the use of the Reader Pen has affected your students (performance, confidence, independence etc)?

Overall, test scores improved for those using them

How likely are you to recommend the Reader Pen to others? 

Highly likely. I think that they are going to be important as schools scale back special populations staff.

Any other comments you would like to add?

Push to get the pen approved for use on Texas’ standardized tests.