Lovett, B. J. (2011). Extended time testing accommodations: What does the research say ? National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Communiqué , 39 (8), 1 & 14–15. https://apps.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/periodicals/cq-index-list.aspx

Journal Article
Lovett, B. J. (2011). Extended time testing accommodations: What does the research say? National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Communiqué, 39(8), 1 & 14–15. https://apps.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/periodicals/cq-index-list.aspx

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Tags

Extended time; No age; U.S. context

URL

https://apps.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/periodicals/cq-index-list.aspx

Summary

Accommodation

The author reviewed existing literature on the extended-time accommodation and synthesized four important findings.

Participants

This is a literature review. Participants of reviewed studies varied widely. No specific participant numbers or characteristics were discussed. The relevant studies appear to have been completed within the U.S. educational system.

Dependent Variable

This was a review of literature, and there were no specific dependent variables reported.

Findings

The author argued that there are four main findings that should be considered before allowing the use of extended-time testing accommodations: extended-time has helped non-disabled students as well as students with disabilities, extended-time has been changing the meaning of students' test performance, decisions about extended-time have not been made consistently, and accommodations have been taking the focus away from interventions. The author concluded by suggesting steps that practitioners can take in order to recommend the extended-time accommodation only when appropriate.