[IPAC-List] Testing Accommodations - Time Limits

Lance Seberhagen sebe at erols.com
Tue Mar 25 15:39:42 EDT 2014

If the test is a "power" test, the goal is to have test-takers answer
every question and then see how they do. Time limits on power tests are
usually set generously, so that most people finish within a reasonable
amount of time. If a test-taker requests extra time under ADA, give the
test-taker as much time as needed to finish the test, to the extent
practicable. The test score and the time needed to complete the test
will help the employer to decide if the test-taker can perform the job
with similar accommodations.

If the test is a "speed" test, the question of accommodation is more
complex. If "speed" is an essential job function, little or no
accommodation may be required, but the employer will need to support
this decision with appropriate documentation.

Lance Seberhagen, Ph.D.

Seberhagen & Associates

9021 Trailridge Court

Vienna, VA 22182


www.seberhagen.com <http://www.seberhagen.com>

On 3/25/2014 11:54 AM, O'Connor, Lindsey 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?


> Thanks!


> Lindsey


> Lindsey N. O'Connor


> Human Resources Analyst, Senior


> City of Milwaukee Department of Employee Relations


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