[IPAC-List] Testing Accommodations - Time Limits

Tue Mar 25 13:49:30 EDT 2014

I'm accustomed to taking time-and-a-half as standard for tests where
extended time is not a serious threat to the integrity of test results.
But as Kevin said, it's an individualized accommodation.
Time-and-a-half is simply a suggested discussion point. A further
consideration is what other accommodations are needed. I've served as a
reader/answer-sheet marker to visually impaired applicants; effectively
the time limit was whatever it takes. Even so, I don't recall any
situation that went much beyond time-and-a-half.

The more interesting situation is what Deonda mentions: no time
accommodation is appropriate, although some other accommodation might
be. For applicants who have experience with time accommodations on
classroom "power" tests, this could take some explaining.

>>> Deonda Scott <deonda.scott at cityoforlando.net> 3/25/2014 1:17 PM


I agree with Dennis. We require documentation of a disability and then
we coordinate with the professional regarding the type of accommodation.
Additional time is not the appropriate accommodation in all or even most
cases. Sometimes its a separate testing room to reduce distractions or
special equipment.


On Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 11:54 AM, O'Connor, Lindsey
<loconn at milwaukee.gov> wrote:

Hi everyone,

If you have applicants that request extra time for a written exam, what
standard do you use to determine the time limit provided to candidates?


Lindsey N. O*Connor
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