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ERIC Number: ED500335
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May
Pages: 66
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Test Access & Accommodations for Students with Disabilities. Policy and Tools to Guide Decision-Making and Implementation
New York State Education Department
Many students with disabilities require testing accommodations in order to participate in testing programs on an equal basis with their nondisabled peers. Such accommodations provide students with the ability to demonstrate mastery of skills and attainment of knowledge without being limited or unfairly restricted due to the effects of a disability. This manual provides information and tools to assist Committees on Special Education (CSEs) and Section 504 Multidisciplinary Teams (MDT) in making appropriate decisions for determining needed testing accommodations for individual students with disabilities. The manual also provides policy and guidelines for documenting and implementing testing accommodations for classroom, district-wide and New York State assessments. Appendices include: (1) Types of Testing Accommodations and Questions to Consider; (2) Examples of Student Characteristics and Possible Accommodations; and (3) Resources. (Contains 4 footnotes.)
New York State Education Department. 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12234. Tel: 518-474-3852; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Identifiers - Location: New York