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ERIC Number: EJ1026889
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
The Effect of Extended Test Time for Students with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Wadley, M. Nichole; Liljequist, Laura
Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, v26 n3 p263-271 Fall 2013
The purpose of the present study was to investigate whether a specific testing accommodation (extended time) affects test scores for college students with and without ADHD. College students with ADHD (N = 61) and without ADHD (N = 68) took a math test, after having been told they had either standard time or extended time to complete the test. Results indicated that the testing condition (i.e., extended versus standard time) had no significant effect on test scores or on the amount of time students took to complete the test. However, students with ADHD, on average, took more time to complete the test, attained lower test scores, and had lower state self-esteem than students without ADHD.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Kentucky
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