Weaver, S. M. (1993). The validity of the use of extended and untimed testing for postsecondary students with learning disabilities (Publication No. NN86341) [Doctoral dissertation, University of Toronto (Canada)]. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global. https://www.proquest.com/docview/304083889
University of Toronto (Toronto, Ontario, CANADA); ProQuest document ID: 304083889
The test was given in a timed condition, extra time was provided for the students who requested it at the end of the test. In the untimed condition, students were notified that there was no time limit prior to taking the test.
Eighty-eight postsecondary students in Ontario, Canada participated, including 39 students with learning disabilities and 49 students without learning disabilities.
The Nelson-Denny Reading Test (NDRT) was administered to the students.
Results showed that students with learning disabilities obtained significantly lower reading scores on the NDRT than did students without learning disabilities. Students with learning disabilities derived greater benefit from both extended time and untimed test condition on the Vocabulary and Comprehension subtests of the NDRT than students without learning disabilities.