Effects of Extended Time Allotments on Reading Comprehension Performance of College Students With and Without Learning Disabilities

The authors noted that students with learning disabilities (LD) represent the largest disability group in schools, and extended time the most common test accommodation requested by such students. The authors reported in this study, results indicated that typical students actually benefited more than the LD group when given extra time, indicating that extended time is not a test accommodation that is specific to those with a disability. Moreover, when only students with LD were given extended time, especially double time, they outperformed nondisabled peers.

Lewsndowshi, Lawrence, Cohen, Justin, and Lovett, Benjamin J. (2013). Effects of Extended Time Allotments on Reading Comprehension Performance of College Students With and Without Learning Disabilities. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 31, 326-336

About rickyWburk

Ricky W. Burk, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, is a speech-language pathologist who provides in-home therapy for adolescents and adults residing in Tennessee and Mississippi who stutter. His career includes PreK, elementary, middle, and high school practice, undergraduate & graduate faculty appointments, skilled nursing, national & international consultation, private practice, and national & international speaking presentations. He holds the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence, and he is a Board Certified Specialist in Fluency Disorders. He is the ASHA Continuing Education Administrator for the National Association for Speech Fluency.
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