[IPAC-List] Test Anxiety and the ADA

Tan, James A. jatan at stcloudstate.edu
Tue Sep 30 10:35:20 EDT 2014

Hi Kevin,

The following may be useful:

Casey, J. M. (1994). From agoraphobia to xenophobia: Phobias and other anxiety disorders under the Americans with Disabilities Act. University of Puget Sound Law Review, 17, 381-416.

Lovett, B. J. (2010). Extended time testing accommodations for students with disabilities: Answers to five fundamental questions. Review of Educational Research, 80(4), 611-638. doi: 10.3102/0034654310364063.

Lovett, B. J. (2014). Testing accommodations under the amended Americans with Disabilities Act: The voice of empirical research. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 25(2), 81-90. DOI: 10.1177/1044207312469830.

Zuriff, G. E. (1997). Accommodations for test anxiety under ADA? Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and Law, 25(2), 197-206.

Maybe another way to look at this is whether "test anxiety" rises to the level of an Anxiety Disorder under the DSM-V?

Hope this helps!


James A. Tan, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Management
St. Cloud State University
Saint Cloud, MN 56301-4498

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Does anyone have any resources describing the current state of Test Anxiety as an ADA-covered disability? Any relevant documents/interpretive guidelines or case law that might help?

It's been a while since I received a request for accommodation for test anxiety...

Thanks in advance.

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