AT Tip of the Week

Week of 3/4/2019

Don Johnston has added new features to Co:Writer. There is a new test mode for students who use writing accommodations on the state assessment. Allowable testing accommodations can be set for some or all of your students.

  • Automatically adjusts settings to comply with assessments in every state
  • No need to manage how educators adjust features to comply with testing
  • No additional installation or student users required
  • No text is sent to the cloud—eliminating any risk of compromising test security
  • Students retain all of the settings they’re accustomed to (fonts, colors, etc.). “Test Mode” only changes features disallowed by each test
Co:Writer has also added word by word translation. Get word-by-word translation in 25+ languages. Write in your first language, and Co:Writer will translate in real time—right in the sentence. You can also hit the microphone button and speak the words. Co:Writer will translate automatically.

Check out the new features on the Don Johnston website by following this link:

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TABS- Special Services Support Team
Capitol Region Education Council