The US Department of Justice-Civil Rights Division-Disability Rights Section has recently published a clarification of the requirements that need to be met for Testing Accommodations on standardized examinations. This is important for students needing to receive accommodations on such exams as the ACT or SAT. The guidelines clarify the documentation needed and require the response to request for testing accommodations to be completed in a timely manner.
The ADA lists the types of documentation that should be sufficient to support the request.
Examples of types of documentation include:
Recommendations of qualified professionals;
Proof of past testing accommodations;
Observations by educators;
Results of psycho-educational or other professional evaluations;
An applicant’s history of diagnosis; and
An applicant’s statement of his or her history regarding testing accommodations.
Read the full letter from the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) here-