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ERIC Number: EJ842371
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1046-6819
The Documentation-Accommodation Connection: Bridging the Gaps
Lendman, Christy
Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v15 n3 p87-92 2008
As students with disabilities attend postsecondary education and request accommodations on high-stakes exams, documentation of their disability and how it impacts their learning is even more important. This overarching reality is a result of several factors. These include the legal protections for individuals with disabilities, changes in the service delivery system between secondary and postsecondary schools, and the goals and missions of the test agencies which administer specific tests. The purpose of this article is to identify those factors that influence the acquisition of test accommodations, and offer possible solutions for bridging the gaps. (Contains 1 table.)
Learning Disabilities Association of America. 4156 Library Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15234. Tel: 412-341-1515; Fax: 412-344-0224; e-mail: info@ldaamerica.org; Web site: http://www.ldaamerica.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act