Testing accommodations are an important, and highly discussed, topic in the learning disability world. With the recent “Varsity Blues” admissions scandal, in which several high-profile parents were exposed for their role in gaming university admissions processes–in some instances using disability accommodations to game entrance exams–we have seen an uptick in the number of students who report more barriers to receiving accommodations.
One of NCLD’s Young Adult Leadership Council members, Kayla Queen, went deeper into exploring the pervasiveness of the issues surrounding accommodations in order to provide insight into and first-person experiences of the accommodations process. What follows are several pieces that delve into the current issues surrounding disability accommodations for entrance and standardized assessments like SAT, ACT, and others.
Learning Disabilities and High-Stakes Testing
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