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Justice Department Issues Technical Assistance on Testing Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities Who Take Standardized Exams and High-Stakes Tests

September 8, 2015
Source: U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)

The Justice Department issued technical assistance today on the obligation of testing entities, both private and public, to ensure that the test scores of individuals with disabilities accurately reflect the individuals aptitude, achievement, or the skill that the exam purports to measure, rather than his or her disability. The document discusses who is entitled to testing accommodations, what types of testing accommodations must be provided, and what documentation may be required of the person requesting testing accommodations. The document also discusses prohibited flagging policies and how test scores for test-takers receiving disability-related accommodations should be reported.

For a copy of the Guidance Document | PDF 9 pages or to find out more about the ADA, visit or call the Justice Departments toll-free ADA Information Line at 1-800-514-0301 or 1-800-514-0383 (TDD).

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