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The Software Checklist

Evaluating Educational Software for Use by Students with Disabilities


Author: Randall Boone & Kyle Higgins






There are few validated tools with which parents and teachers can confidently evaluate software for students with disabilities. This e-book presents one promising tool for that purpose—the Software Checklist.


The e-book contains a description of the development process, along with suggestions for how to use the checklists. Topics include:

  • Evaluating Educational Software for Students with Disabilities.
  • Developing the Software Checklist (review of the literature, evaluation blueprint, formative item review, content validity, one-on-one filed testing, and final product development).
  • Using the Software Checklist (rubric and e-Learning principles).

The e-book also contains individual checklists for the following student disabilities:

  • General form for all students with disabilities.
  • Early childhood.
  • Learning disabilities.
  • Intellectual disabilities.
  • Physical disabilities.
  • Emotional disabilities.