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The G.E.D. test & accommodations

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Posted Feb 22, 2003 at 5:41:58 PM
Subject: The G.E.D. test & accommodations

Many of my students are at the high school level and I try to encourage them to take the General Equivalency Diploma Test in lieu of a high school diploma.

I am surprised that there are no special accommodations for the G.E.D. test, according to our teacher that works with the program preparing kids to take it.

Does anyone have any information re accommodations for LD students taking the G.E.D.?


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Posted:Feb 24, 2003 11:35:36 AM

WRONG! Of course they provide accommodations.

Sorry for shouting.

Go to this page for GED accommodations info:


"Every candidate for the GED Tests should have a fair opportunity to demonstrate his or her knowledge and skills under appropriate test conditions. For some candidates, a disability may interfere with their ability to fully demonstrate what they know under standard testing conditions.

Learning disabilities, for example, can affect your ability to store, process, and/or produce information. They can also affect your ability to read, write, speak, do math, and socialize. Many physical disabilities can affect a person’s ability to sit for long periods of time, to write using a pencil and paper, or to read normal-sized print.

Accommodations in testing are available for adults with documented physical disabilities as well as learning disabilities, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and emotional or psychological disabilities. Each request is considered on an individual basis.

Accommodations may include:

Audiocassette edition (with large-print reference copy)
Large print edition
Braille edition
Extended time
Use of a scribe
Use of a talking calculator or abacus
Supervised frequent breaks
Use of a private room
One-on-one testing at a health facility or candidate’s home
Vision-enhancing technologies
Use of video equipment
Sign-language interpreter
Other accommodations as warranted by candidate’s need
If you have a documented disability, contact your local GED Testing Center and request one of the following forms. Staff at the testing center can tell you what is needed to complete each of these forms. Return the completed form to the same location. Once the disability is documented and accommodations are approved, your local GED Chief Examiner will arrange to conduct the testing using approved accommodations. The candidate will not incur any additional charges for these accommodations.

Learning Disabilities and/or Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
(Form L-15) Examples of conditions: dyslexia, dyscalculia, receptive aphasia, hyperactivity, written language disorder, attention deficit disorder.

Physical Disabilities and Emotional or Psychological Disabilities (Form SA-001)
Examples of conditions: blindness, low vision, deaf, hard of hearing, mobility impaired, bipolar disorder, Tourette’s syndrome.

If you need to find out more about learning disabilities, how to get tested for a learning disability, or what resources are available, click here."

GED Testing Service—One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 250
Washington DC, 20036 · (202) 939-9475



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