Extended Time (200% for Essay, Short Answer, and Mathematical Problem Solving Exams)
Extended Time (200%) for essays and short answer exams accommodates students with certain cognitive and motor deficits that affect their ability to write or organize their thoughts quickly. Extended time can be provided by the faculty in the classroom or in an alternate testing site, according to faculty preference.
Related Functional Characteristics
Motor Skill (Fine) : Extended time provides students with extra time to write or draw legibly.
Production (Written) : Exams consisting of short answer or essay items require 200% time to allow the student sufficient time for proper word choice and to apply appropriate strategies to organize their ideas into written form.
Fluid Reasoning : Exams that require the integration of new information with known information or that require inductive or deductive reasoning require 200% time to allow the student to apply the strategies necessary to compensate for fluid reasoning deficits.
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