We are also committed to compliance with applicable law including the decisions of local data protection authorities in collecting and handling this information.
However, if this is not possible or when ARS assistance is required in meeting the specific accommodation needs of the student then we will be glad to proctor the test / examination.
If a student is usually able to complete tests in the allotted time, or if the student’s inability to complete tests is not related to a disability, then extended time should not be requested.
Extended testing time does not entitle a student to extra or extended breaks, or to have listening questions on foreign language tests repeated.
"Too often, in the past," explain Judith Heumann and Norma Cantu, both assistant secretaries in the U. Department of Education, "students with disabilities have not fully participated in state and district assessments, only to be shortchanged by the low expectations and less challenging curriculum that may result from exclusion."Jim Ysseldyke and Martha Thurlow of the National Center on Educational Outcomes document similar problems.
These researchers found that statewide accountability programs prior to 1998 excluded many students with disabilities.