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ERIC Number: EJ1106722
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Aug
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0734-2829
The Extra-Examination Time Granting Policy: A Reconceptualization
Cahan, Sorel; Nirel, Ronit; Alkoby, Moty
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v34 n5 p461-472 Aug 2016
Differential granting of extra-examination time (EET) is commonly based on learning disabilities (LD) status: EET is granted to LD examinees and is denied to nondisabled examinees. We argue that LD serves as a proxy for the extent to which time limitation affects the examinee's test score (e). Hence, the validity of the LD-based EET granting policy depends on how well LD status serves as a proxy for e. Reanalysis of 11 comparative experimental studies of the effect of EET shows that LD status is a poor proxy for e. The proportion of nondisabled examinees who benefit from EET roughly equals the corresponding proportion among LD students. Implications of these results for the validity and fairness of this policy are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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