The following are definitions for certain categories:
College Entrance Test: ACT, SAT, GRE, MCAT, etc.
Multiple Content: Some or all of the results are given without differentiating results for specific content areas of the test (e.g. math, reading, writing).
Multiple Disabilities: Some or all of the results are given without differentiating results for students with specific disabilities (e.g. learning disability, mental retardation, visually impaired).
Multiple Age: Some or all of the results are given without differentiating results for students of particular ages (elementary, middle school, high school, etc.).
Multiple Accommodations: The study involved students using a combination of accommodations, or did not differentiate some or all of the results for students using different accommodations.
No Age: The ages of participants in the study are not provided.
No Disability: Study included primarily students without disabilities as participants. Specific results for students with disabilities are not provided.
Teacher Survey: A survey study of educators’ perceptions and/or use of accommodations.
The following are description of abstracts (Summaries)
Each accommodation study is summarized according to four main areas:
- Accommodation-A description of the accommodation studied
- Participants-A description of those who participated in the study (number of participants, grade, gender, race, disability status, etc.)
- Dependent Variable-A description of the specific test that was accommodated and other dependent variables used in the study
- Findings-A description of the major findings of the study
Interpreter for instructions
Student read aloud
Mark answer in test booklet
Speech recognition system
College entrance test
Other Terms Used
Online Accommodations Bibliography
This document is provided for the user's convenience. Inclusion does not constitute an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Education of any views, products or services offered or expressed.