Distraction Reduced Testing Environment
A distraction reduced testing environment allows for increased control of lighting, noise, or other distractions that may impact student performance in a testing situation. This accommodation can be provided by an instructor or by the services for students with disabilities office as long as the student is provided an environment that is quiet without interruptions.
Related Functional Characteristics
Sensory Distractibility : A distraction reduced environment improves a student's ability to concentrate on a task.
Attentional Underfocus : A distraction reduced environment helps students stay on task and minimize wandering thoughts.
Anxiety : A distraction reduced testing environment provides a setting where students can use strategies to manage their anxiety and where the amount of anxiety-inducing stimuli is reduced.
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