ERIC Number: EJ816101
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
Extended Time as a Testing Accommodation for Students with Reading Disabilities: Does a Rising Tide Lift All Ships?
Lewandowski, Lawrence J.; Lovett, Benjamin J.; Rogers, Cynthia L.
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v26 n4 p315-324 2008
Testing accommodations have become a common component of services for students with disabilities at all levels of education. This study examined the effect of a common testing accommodation--extended time--on the reading comprehension test performance of high school students. Sixty-four students, half of whom had learning disabilities (LDs) in the area of reading, were given the Nelson Denny Reading Comprehension subtest under various time conditions. Nondisabled students benefited more from the extended time than students with LDs did. However, extended time did allow students with LDs to attempt as many questions as their nondisabled peers did under standard time conditions. Implications for future research, as well as policy in this area are discussed. (Contains 2 tables.)
Descriptors: Testing Accommodations, Reading Difficulties, Learning Disabilities, Reading Comprehension, Reading Tests, High School Students, Time
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Nelson Denny Reading Tests; Raven Progressive Matrices; Woodcock Johnson Tests of Achievement