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Extra Time (same day)

Allowing a student with a disability affecting processing, memory, attention, focus, comprehension, or verbal expression extended time periods to respond to prompts or to complete assignments, tests, or other assessments.

 

Allowable on at least one state assessment Allowable on state assessment: This accommodation is allowable on at least one state assessment. See which tests allow this accommodation

Assistive Technology

Example:

  • Giving a student extra time to provide an oral or written response.

    Providing a student with extra time for assignments and assessments within the same day.

How to Implement:

  • 1.

    Identify the appropriate occasions for extra time, based on your knowledge of the student’s needs. Consult the student’s IEP for guidance.

    Identify the appropriate occasions for extra time, based on your knowledge of the student’s needs. Consult the student’s IEP for guidance.

  • 2.

    Choose an appropriate time, place, and method to provide the student with this accommodation, such as in a small group setting.

    Choose an appropriate time, place, and method to provide the student with this accommodation, such as in a small group setting.

  • 3.

    Model the request process and appropriate use of extra time.

    Model the request process and appropriate use of extra time.

  • 4.

    Assign independent practice using extra time for assignments and/or tests.

    Assign independent practice using extra time for assignments and/or tests.

  • 5.

    Monitor and record the student’s progress and the effectiveness of the accommodation.

    Monitor and record the student’s progress and the effectiveness of the accommodation.

  • 6.

    Share progress and effectiveness with the student, the educational team, and the family.

    Share progress and effectiveness with the student, the educational team, and the family.

Note: Review TEA policy document for allowable use of extra time (same day) during test administration.

State Assessment
Allowability

Some accommodations appropriate for instructional use may not be allowable on a statewide assessment. Select the state assessment to view the implementation policies.

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Type: Designated Support 

Assessments: All subjects, all grades

Student Eligibility Criteria (at least one of the following):

is unable to effectively use Accessibility Features or Designated Supports to address this need, and meets at least one of the following (which makes it necessary for the student to have more time than is allowed in the standard test administration procedures):

  • current ELL student
  •  impairment in vision (e.g., uncorrected vision, nystagmus, qualifies for special education services with a Visual Impairment [VI])
  • dyslexia or related disorder or has documented evidence of reading difficulties
  • receiving special education services and has evidence of reading difficulties documented in IEP
  • behavioral or emotional disability that requires frequent or lengthy breaks
  • physical disability or medical condition that requires frequent or lengthy breaks
  • autism spectrum disorder requiring full day of testing to maintain structure and routine

same as STAAR

same as STAAR