During the past three years, the legal landscape focusing on accommodations on high-stakes tests has changed. The Department of Justice (DOJ) has published guidance specifically targeted to testing agencies that have had a significant impact on how these entities review documentation. As a result, ETS has made substantial changes to our documentation guidelines and procedures. In this presentation, ETS representatives discuss the newly published Guidelines for Documenting Learning Disabilities (4th ed.), the expanded use of the Certification of Eligibility, and the importance of personal statements for test takers.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Identify the critical elements in a disability document that will support the accommodation requests for students with learning disabilities.
ADVOCACY AND LEGISLATION: Understand the laws and interpretations under various legislative motions and learn ways to implement advocacy efforts locally or at the state level.
Disclosure: Nora Pollard and Morgan Murray have no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
Disability Policy Coordinator,
Educational Testing Service