Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Tougher Climate for Test Givers

Inside Higher Ed
March 1, 2011

With three weeks to go before new federal regulations make it easier for students with disabilities to request special accommodations, the Justice Department used a high-profile case to signal its intention to strongly protect the rights of disabled test takers.
The settlement closes a federal investigation that grew from a January 2008 complaint by a Yale University student, who alleged that the National Board of Medical Examiners twice denied him the additional time and separate testing area he needed to complete the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, students may request such accommodations if they can prove they have a medical need.

Full Story: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2011/03/01/federal_settlement_with_medical_examiners_reinforces_ada_regulations_for_testing_accommodations_for_students_with_disabilities

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