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Accommodations for special needs during CLEP test, in Texas


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My 15 yr old kiddo reads really slooooow. I've never seen the need to test her, we just work at her speed and she does just fine.

But she is going to take a CLEP test that requires reading passages, and she can't finish the test in time. 

Any advice on getting her the accommodations for longer test times? THSC has a thing for members to make a homeschool IEP, I'm not a member but I will if that's what she needs. 

I wouldn't even know where to get her tested, outside of the public school system. 

TL/DR : how to get accomodations for CLEP test to extend test time. 

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You can get the public school to test her; they are required to test anyone with suspected disabilities who lives in the district, whether they attend the public school or not. There is a process, and it can take 90-120 days, so the timing may not work out for you.

You can also get private testing through an educational psychologist. You may be able to find someone in your area with an internet search, or ask her doctor if they have a suggestion for where to go.

We haven't done CLEP tests, and I don't know if they would accept a homeschool IEP. I think the College Board would want documentation of an official evaluation by a professional.

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It is my understanding that College Board really tightened their requirements a few years ago.  It was a keynote topic at my local co-op meeting.  Have you looked at what College  Board will accommodate and what documentation it wants for accommodations and from whom they want it (medical specialists, etc)?  Covid restrictions still being in place might slow the process down as well.  

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On 3/26/2021 at 5:44 PM, Storygirl said:

You can get the public school to test her; they are required to test anyone with suspected disabilities who lives in the district, whether they attend the public school or not. There is a process, and it can take 90-120 days, so the timing may not work out for you.

This varies by state and is not the case everywhere.

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If she’s taking it at a college, contact their SDS office and ask. They’ll know what you need. In my experience, college SDS offices are often much more helpful and seem to want to help students get supports, while school district ones want to deny them. 

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