145: Evaluations for High-Stakes Test Accommodation Requests---Legal, Ethical, and Practical Considerations

DAY
August 09, 2014
Time & Place
8 a.m.-11:50 a.m.
Level
Intermediate
CE Credits
4
Enrollment Limit
40
Description
This intermediate workshop presents the information needed to produce evaluation reports that appropriately document the need for accommodations for individuals with disabilities on high-stakes tests. Accommodation decisions are based on the Americans With Disabilities Act as Amended, and the act and current case law will be reviewed. The ways in which documentation of accommodations requirements for testing entities differ from typical clinical reports will be discussed, along with ethical concerns and potential pitfalls. Identification of appropriate accommodations and ways to support their need will be reviewed.
Learning Objectives
1. Explain the implications of the Americans With Disabilities Act as Amended and relevant current case law on requests for accommodations on high-stakes tests.
2. Utilize approaches to evaluations targeting high-stakes testing accommodations requests in place of standard clinical or IEP-oriented evaluations.
3. Apply the standards for documentation typical of high-stakes testing bodies to client requests for reports documenting accommodation needs.
4. Identify key components of evaluations required for adequate documentation of a disability and the need for all recommended accommodations.
Instructor(s)
Donna A. Morere, PhD, Gallaudet University; John A. Hosterman, PhD, Pearson VUE & GED Testing Service, Bloomington, Minn.; Patricia H. Latham, JD, Latham & Latham, Washington, D.C.
Pricing

Enrollments are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Advance: April 15-June 30, 2014

Member Non-member
Half day (3 hours) $110 $130
Half day (4 hours) $130 $160
Full day (7 hours) $220 $260

Regular: July 1-Aug. 5, 2014

Member Non-member
Half day (3 hours) $130 $160
Half day (4 hours) $160 $200
Full day (7 hours) $275 $335

On-site: Aug. 6-10, 2014

Member Non-member
Half day (3 hours) $160 $190
Half day (4 hours) $190 $240
Full day (7 hours) $330 $410