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Testing Accommodations

 

What testing accomodations does your state provide?

What testing accomodations do you provide everyday in your classroom?

What accomodations do you most often see?

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In Arkansas, adult education students who apply for accommodations on the GED tests must follow the guidelines on the GED Request for Accommodations forms, located at http://www.gedtestingservice.com/testers/accommodations-for-disability#Accommodations4.  Requests for accommodations are individually reviewed by the Arkansas GED Chief Examiner, and are either approved or sent to GED Testing Service for further review.  For learning and other cognitive disabilities, the most frequently requested accommodation is extra time.  There are also many requests for audio format, private room, frequent breaks, scribe, and a calculator or talking calculator to use for both parts of the math test.

Classroom accommodations in Arkansas adult education programs should be consistent with the approved testing accommodations.  For example, if a student will be taking the GED with audio format, the program may request audio textbooks through the Arkansas Adult Learning Resource Center's (AALRC) contract with Learning Ally, an organization which has most of our most commonly used GED preparatory materials converted to cds for audio format. Programs also combine appropriate and effective accommodation application with instructional strategies to support the students' strengths. Examples include providing direct, explicit instruction when needed, opportunities for the student to paraphrase what they're learning, the use of tactile-kinesthetic learning tools, and assistive technology, which is available through the AALRC.

Instructors and tutors in Arkansas adult education and literacy programs who have questions about students with disabilities should contact me at prwhite@madisoncounty.net or 800.569.3539.

Patti White

Disabilities Project Manager, AALRC

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