Special Education

Testing Accommodations

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The New York State Education Department (NYSED), P-12 Education, Office of Special Education is pleased to announce a professional development workshop designed to assist schools with determining and implementing appropriate testing accommodations for students with disabilities.

Providing detailed information about the decision-making process and types of testing accommodations

Key Points of Training

All students, including students with disabilities, are expected to learn and achieve high standards.

Students with disabilities must have access to general education curriculum courses, electives and required assessments.

Many students with disabilities will require testing accommodations in order to participate in testing programs on an equal basis with their nondisabled peers.

Accommodations provide students with the ability to demonstrate mastery of skills and attainment of knowledge without being limited or unfairly restricted due to the effects of a disability.

Who Should Attend?

Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) and Committee on Special Education (CSE) chairpersons, teachers, school psychologists, school administrators, and other interested parties responsible for testing accommodations are encourage to attend.

Participating in the Training

The workshop, Testing Accommodations, will be provided by the Regional Special Education Training Specialists who are part of the Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Centers (RSE-TASC). Please contact the RSE-TASC Regional Trainer(s) in your area for dates, locations and times:

Long Island: 631-218-4197
Lower Hudson: 914-248-3829
Mid-Hudson: 845-486-4840, ext. 3109
Capital District/North Country: 518-464-3938
Central: 315-361-5554
Mid-State: 315-433-2645
Mid-South: 607-335-1340
Mid-West: 585-249-7027
West: 716-821-7542 or 716-821-7544
New York City: 212-374-6113

If you require reasonable accommodations to participate in this training, please inform the Regional Training Specialist in your area.

Summary of Training

The training provides information related to the types of testing accommodations, the decision-making process to determine needed testing accommodations for students with disabilities, and the documentation of appropriate testing accommodations in the individualized education program (IEP).

For more information, please contact Sophie McDermott

Office of Special Education
89 Washington Avenue
Room 309
Albany, NY 12234
Phone: 518-486-7462 Fax: 518-402-3583
E-mail: smcdermo@nysed.gov

Last Updated: October 19, 2011