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2007 Annual Conference Promoting Excellence in Managing ADA Accommodation Requests Loring Brinckerhoff, ETS Fae Mellichamp, Professional Testing Elizabeth.

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1 2007 Annual Conference Promoting Excellence in Managing ADA Accommodation Requests Loring Brinckerhoff, ETS Fae Mellichamp, Professional Testing Elizabeth Witt, ABEM

2 Atlanta, Georgia 2007 Annual Conference Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation Key Points to Consider Do you have a clear and appropriate rationale for deciding test accommodation requests? How do you apply documentation guidelines to improve the quality of disability documentation you receive from applicants? How do you identify accommodations that would fundamentally alter the measurement?

3 Atlanta, Georgia 2007 Annual Conference Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation Resources CLEAR (2004). The Americans with Disabilities Act: Information for Credentialing Examinations Ballard, R. & Elwork, A. (2003). Learning disability and professional licensing examinations: What accommodations are reasonable under the ADA? The Journal of Psychiatry & Law, 31/Spring, Banerjee, M., & Shaw, S. (in press). High stakes test accommodations: Documentation review by testing agencies in an era of change. Assessment for Effective Intervention. Brinckerhoff, L.C., McGuire, J. M., Shaw, S. F. (2002). Postsecondary education and transition for students with learning disabilities (Second Edition). Austin, TX: Pro Ed.

4 Atlanta, Georgia 2007 Annual Conference Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation Resources cont’d Disability Rights Advocates (2005, Fall). High stakes testing and students with learning disabilities. The Briefcase. Educational Testing Service. (2007). Policy Statement for documentation of a learning disability in adolescents and adults. Gordon, M. & Keiser, S. (1998). Accommodations in higher education under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), New York: The Guilford Press. Ofiesh, N. S., Hughes, C., & Scott, S. S. (2004). Extended test time and postsecondary students with learning disabilities: A model for decision making. Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 71(1), Brinckerhoff, L. & Banerjee, M. (2007). Misconceptions Regarding Accommmodations on igh-Stakes Tests: Recommendations for Preparing Disability Documentation for Test Takers with Learning Disabilities. Learning Disabilities Research and Practice.

5 Atlanta, Georgia 2007 Annual Conference Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation Speaker Contact Information Loring Brinckerhoff, Ph.D. Director, Office of Disability Policy, ETS Fae Mellichamp, Senior Psychometrician Professional Testing Inc. Elizabeth Witt, Ph.D., Senior Statistician American Board of Emergency Medicine


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