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ERIC Number: EJ907705
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 96
ISSN: ISSN-0034-6543
Extended Time Testing Accommodations for Students with Disabilities: Answers to Five Fundamental Questions
Lovett, Benjamin J.
Review of Educational Research, v80 n4 p611-638 Dec 2010
Extended time is one of the most common testing accommodations provided to students with disabilities. It is also controversial; critics of extended time accommodations argue that extended time is used too readily, without concern for how it changes the skills measured by tests, leading to scores that cannot be compared fairly with those of other students. Advocates argue, instead, that many students with disabilities are only able to demonstrate their skills with extended time. This article reviews a wide variety of empirical evidence to draw conclusions about the appropriateness of extended time accommodations. The evidence reviewed raises concerns with the way that extended time accommodations are currently provided, although the same literature also points to potential solutions and best practices. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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