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ERIC Number: EJ793337
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1534-5084
High-Stakes Test Accommodations: Documentation Review by Testing Agencies in an Era of Change
Banerjee, Manju; Shaw, Stan F.
Assessment for Effective Intervention, v32 n3 p171-180 2007
Given the latest reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and evolving views on the identification of cognitive disabilities in special education, many high school graduates with learning disabilities and/or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder will have a Summary of Performance (SOP) in lieu of a recent psychoeducational evaluation as their primary documentation of disability from high school. This article discusses potential challenges faced by high school students in establishing eligibility for high-stakes test accommodations for college. There is skepticism regarding the SOP document in terms of satisfying established disability documentation requirements and documentation review criteria of testing agencies that administer college admission exams such as the SAT and the Graduate Record Examination. Recommendations for documentation of disability by high school personnel, as well as disability documentation review policies for high-stakes testing agencies, are proposed. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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