Clarification of Questions
Clarification of questions helps ensure that students with language processing difficulties understand what they are being asked by questions on exams. Clarification questions is intended to provide assistance through clarifications, but is not intended to give students an advantage over other students by revealing answers to exam questions. If the exam is given in an alternate location, instructors may need to be contacted to answer questions which cannot be answered by the services for students with disabilities or testing center staff.
- American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: Language-Based Learning Disabilities
- Reading Rockets: Other Sources of Reading Difficulty
- The International Dyslexia Association: Frequently Asked Questions about Dyslexia
Related Functional Characteristics
Processing Deficit (Language) : Students with language processing deficits often have difficulties with reading comprehension because the process of translating print to speech sounds is more labor intensive. Clarification of question allows students with language processing deficits to decode complex test questions and connect them with material learned in the course.
Fluid Reasoning : Clarification of questions can help students with deficits in fluid reasoning to make connections about the relationship between what is asked by exam questions and learned information in memory.
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