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ERIC Number: EJ875992
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
How Much Time?: A Review of the Literature on Extended Test Time for Postsecondary Students with Learning Disabilities
Ofiesh, Nicole S.; Hughes, Charles A.
Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, v16 n1 p2-16 Fall 2002
One ongoing dilemma with the accommodation of extended test time is how much time to provide. Due to a dearth of research to help disability service providers with this decision, a review of the literature on extended test time for postsecondary students with learning disabilities (LD) was conducted to (a) inform service providers about the results of several studies on extended test time, (b) determine if a certain amount of extended test time was typically used by participants with LD, and (c) identify research variables from the studies that could account for differences in the amounts of time use. A search resulted in seven studies that included reports of time use. The average time use in most studies ranged from time and one-half to double time. Differences in results based on type of postsecondary setting, test conditions and test instruments are discussed, and recommendations are offered to guide the decision-making process on how much additional time to provide. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A