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ERIC Number: EJ842376
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 78
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1046-6819
Redefining Accessibility on High-Stakes Tests for Postsecondary College Students with Learning Disabilities in an Era of Technology
Banerjee, Manju; Gregg, Noel
Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v15 n3 p137-145 2008
Unprecedented increases in the use of technologies throughout postsecondary education and the workplace are redefining traditional concepts of accessibility during testing for college students with learning disabilities. High stakes testing practices are under pressure to change. The challenge for professionals is to ensure that tests are designed and accommodations provided that are in keeping with current technological innovations in instruction, contemporary theories of learning, advances in psychometrics, and accessibility needs of college students with learning disabilities. The purpose of this article is to encourage professionals to reexamine the issues surrounding accessibility on high-stakes tests for postsecondary college students with learning disabilities in an era of technology.
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