Navigation Links
Extra Time for Students With Learning Disabilities Does Not Skew SAT Scores

Requests for extended time are the most common but contentious accommodation requests made by students with learning disabilities (LD) and/or AD/HD taking college entrance and licensing exams. According to a new study in Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, students given extra time respond to exams similarly to average students under normal time constraints.

According to my research, there is no real evidence to suggest that the scores on the Critical Reading, Math, and Writing sections of the SAT Reasoning Test have different interpretations when examinees receive extended time, says study author Jennifer H. Lindstrom, an assistant professor of education at the University of Virginia.

Study results indicate that students who take the SAT within the normal allotted time and students with LD and/or AD/HD given extended time both responded to all sections of the test in the same way, suggesting that the test is measuring the same aspects of knowledge for both groups.

College admissions officers should consider these results as evidence that scores from an extended-time administration of the SAT have the same meaning, and therefore can be interpreted in the same way, as scores from standard time administrations, says Lindstrom.

In recent years, disagreements over the provision of test accommodations on licensing exams have been so controversial that some students have filed lawsuits under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) against licensing boards. I hope that this study will serve as an important basis upon which accommodation-related decisions can be made by licensing boards and, ultimately, prevent future cases from occurring, says Lindstrom.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Extra hormone found to cut appetite by a third
2. Is Drinking Extra Fluids Safe When You’re Sick
3. Extracts of grapefruit heals stomach ulcers
4. Yet Another Use For Green Tea Extract
5. Tomato Extract Found To Reduce The Risk Of Thrombosis
6. Slowing Cartilage Loss In Arthritis With Fruit Extracts
7. Extravagant Pay For Emergency Department Head Of Caboolture Hospital
8. High Blood Pressure Can Be Treated With Grape Seed Extract
9. Saw Palmetto Extract No Good In Improving Prostate Health
10. Greenpeace Says 93,000 Extra Cancer Deaths Due To Chernobyl Fallout
11. NHS To Take Extra Care Of The Aged
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/23/2014)... TX (PRWEB) November 23, 2014 ... Devices Market 2006 to 2020 - Asia-Pacific” provides ... energy devices market segments: minimally invasive body contouring ... devices. The analysis includes market size data by ... for the following countries: China, Japan, South Korea, ...
(Date:11/23/2014)... Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) November 23, 2014 Pro ... recently announced that it will now be providing an 8 ... number of hot water tank installations went up due to ... Care to assure its customers of the premium service that ... be offering 8 year warranty on John Wood and Bradford ...
(Date:11/23/2014)... 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Close friends have more influence ... does, a new study says. "We,ve known ... an influence on individual alcohol use, but there are ... group and the friend group,s influence on those decisions," ... of Public Health, said in a university news release. ...
(Date:11/23/2014)... Locks-Magnetic.com, a notable magnetic locks maker, has released ... products are available at low rates up to 30% ... the new emergency doors. The emergency door adopts fireproof ... from several colors. All of the products are top-quality ... is not as easy as many people think. ...
(Date:11/23/2014)... 2014 To show thanks to new and ... of white evening dresses for weddings. Customers who ... , iFitDress.com is a distinguished dress manufacturer, and it is ... worldwide customers for a very long time. The CEO of ... customer will be able to buy not only a beautiful ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market in APAC (China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and India) to 2020 2Health News:Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market in APAC (China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and India) to 2020 3Health News:Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market in APAC (China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and India) to 2020 4Health News:Pro Ace Care Now Gives 8 Year Guarantee on Selected Vancouver Hot Water Tanks 2Health News:Close Friends May Be Key to Teens' Drinking 2Health News:iFitDress.com: Wonderful White Evening Dresses Now Available 2
... of Kentucky are working on a potential diagnostic test ... Scout Diagnostics, a company targeting early diagnosis ... to support developing a laboratory test to detect and ... formed in 2006 by University of Kentucky chemistry professors ...
... de la Torre, a national expert on Chicano,and Latino ... to discover the best ways to help Mexican-heritage,children in ... Sanos, Familia Sana" (Healthy Children,Healthy Family), will take place ... "More than four in every 10 children born ...
... want to keep your brain healthy, it turns out that ... be just as good for you as crossword puzzles. ... social activity may help to prevent or delay cognitive decline ... in the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society . ...
... In a paper published in the April 25 early ... Academy of Sciences, researchers at the University of ... in San Francisco and colleagues report a game-changing advance ... primitive neural precursor cells from human embryonic stem cells ...
... (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that mindfulness meditation can ... wave known as the alpha rhythm, which "turns down the ... found that those participants using meditation were better able to ... direct their attention -- after they finished an eight-week course, ...
... its highest awards on April 12 during the society,s ... went to: Bjorn R. Olsen, the Hersey Professor ... Developmental Biology and Dean for Research at the Harvard ... Gray/ Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Scientific Achievement Award, AAA,s ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:$4.8 million study will fight child obesity in California 2Health News:$4.8 million study will fight child obesity in California 3Health News:$4.8 million study will fight child obesity in California 4Health News:Higher levels of social activity decrease the risk of cognitive decline 2Health News:Scientists create stable, self-renewing neural stem cells 2Health News:Meditation May Help Brain Block Out Distractions 2
(Date:11/24/2014)... 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Milestone Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced ... Melbourne, Australia of MSP-2017, ... treatment of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT).  The results ... well tolerated at single doses up to and ... desirable PK properties including rapid onset, and validating ...
(Date:11/24/2014)... Nov. 24, 2014 The Female Health Company ... investor conference call to discuss its operating results for ... 2014 on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. ... its operating results earlier the same day. ... conference call by dialing 1-877-374-8416 (international participants dial 1-412-317-6716) ...
(Date:11/24/2014)... 24, 2014  Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: RIGL ... from the board of directors and from his positions as ... most recently serving as the company,s president and chief operating ... join the board of directors.  Gary Lyons , a ... chairman. Mr. Gower is expected to remain an employee until ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Milestone Announces Positive Phase 1 Data for MSP-2017; Supports Advancement into Phase 2 in PSVT Patients 2Milestone Announces Positive Phase 1 Data for MSP-2017; Supports Advancement into Phase 2 in PSVT Patients 3The Female Health Company To Report FY2014 Operating Results on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 2Rigel Announces Executive Management Changes 2Rigel Announces Executive Management Changes 3
... , , ROYAL OAK, ... and business security company today announced the exclusive ... look like a piece of jewelry, these personal emergency ... response assistance. , (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091202/DE19790 ) , ...
... , WESTON, Fla., Dec. 2 American Scientific Resources ... Plus(TM), the world,s only FDA approved home needle destruction device (NDD), ... designed to fill the current demand for home injection prescription drug ... SB 486 which requires Californian,s to safely dispose of their ...
Cached Medicine Technology:World's Only FDA Approved Home Needle Destruction Device is in Production 2World's Only FDA Approved Home Needle Destruction Device is in Production 3
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
Medicine Products: