A new federal study criticizes the Justice Department for failing to enforce laws that provide disabled students with special accommodations for taking the SAT, bar exam and other high-stakes tests.
People with disabilities such as visual impairment, dyslexia or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder say they are entitled to extra time, special software or other accommodations that will best ensure that the test reflects their aptitude rather than their disability.
Testing companies say they don’t have to provide accommodations if they think the requests are unreasonable, or if they think the applicant hasn’t proved they need the accommodation."
GWALP adds: Yet another testing-policy-related-thingy of which I am not surprised.
JBizzle adds: Does this company think that the IEP is a big freakin’ joke? There is a specific section that is for testing. We don’t just put it in there for fun, it’s there for a reason.
My friend had to fight for accommodations for the Praxis II — the test you have to take in Ohio to become a teacher.