Event Title

Surveying Students' Use of Test Accommodations

Location

CSU 253

Start Date

21-4-2014 10:00 AM

End Date

21-4-2014 11:00 AM

Student's Major

Psychology

Student's College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Mentor's Name

Carlos Panahon

Mentor's Email Address

carlos.panahon@mnsu.edu

Mentor's Department

Psychology

Mentor's College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Second Mentor's Name

Melissa Stewart

Second Mentor's Department

Psychology

Second Mentor's College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Description

Extended time on a test has been reported as one of the most requested accommodations for both classroom and high-stakes exams (Lewandowski, Lovett, & Rogers, 2008). Additional information about the effectiveness of this test accommodation is still needed. This study aimed to learn more about the utilization of the extended time test accommodation in a college setting. Students utilizing test accommodations at Minnesota State University, Mankato were surveyed following the completion of a classroom exam. The survey consisted of 16 questions pertaining to the test accommodations they utilized. Previous research conducted by Stewart, Systma, Panahon, and Schreiber (2014) showed that students receiving an accommodation finished their exams, on average, within the time that their peers received. This implies that the majority of students receiving accommodations do not require them to complete their exam within the time allocated to the entire class. The findings and implications of this study will be discussed with the hopes of providing better services for college students with disabilities.

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Surveying Students' Use of Test Accommodations

CSU 253

Extended time on a test has been reported as one of the most requested accommodations for both classroom and high-stakes exams (Lewandowski, Lovett, & Rogers, 2008). Additional information about the effectiveness of this test accommodation is still needed. This study aimed to learn more about the utilization of the extended time test accommodation in a college setting. Students utilizing test accommodations at Minnesota State University, Mankato were surveyed following the completion of a classroom exam. The survey consisted of 16 questions pertaining to the test accommodations they utilized. Previous research conducted by Stewart, Systma, Panahon, and Schreiber (2014) showed that students receiving an accommodation finished their exams, on average, within the time that their peers received. This implies that the majority of students receiving accommodations do not require them to complete their exam within the time allocated to the entire class. The findings and implications of this study will be discussed with the hopes of providing better services for college students with disabilities.

Recommended Citation

Aguilar, Sergio. "Surveying Students' Use of Test Accommodations." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 21, 2014.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2014/oral_session_03/1