BloomBoard aims to provide equal opportunity for participants to earn micro-credentials when their circumstances / contexts / disability does not allow for them to document evidence of competency required for the micro-credential portfolio. Similar to an accommodation provided for students, assessment accommodations can be provided for participants. An example may be a participant whose work environment, such as a Department of Juvenile Justice, prohibits them from video recording students.
Participants who feel that they are unable to demonstrate the indicators of one or more micro-credentials they are aiming to earn may complete the BloomBoard Accommodation Request Form_Participant (Template).
Please email the completed form to BloomBoard Support (firstname.lastname@example.org). Once received, BloomBoard will make a decision about the request for an assessment accommodation and inform you of that decision. It is at the sole discretion of BloomBoard to accept or deny the request.
BloomBoard Assessment Accommodation Policy:
All participants should have equal opportunity to earn the micro-credentials to which they have access. BloomBoard recognizes that treating every person or situation the same is not always just because it can fail to acknowledge an educator's specific circumstances that are out of their control. To that end, BloomBoard will provide assessment accommodations for participants to earn micro-credentials when their circumstances / context / disability does not allow for them to demonstrate specific knowledge and / or skills required in a micro-credential. An assessment accommodation must be applied for by a participant and approved by BloomBoard. The approval of assessment accommodations will be contingent upon a variety of factors and it is at the sole discretion of BloomBoard to accept or deny the request.
If you are a faculty member looking to request an Assessment Accommodation on behalf of a participant, please click here.