The presence of an IEP, 504 Plan, or professional evaluation does not necessarily mean that a student is eligible for testing or other accommodations.

 

Documentation to support the need for requested accommodations must:

 

1. state the specific disability, as diagnosed, using a DSM IV classification;

 

2. be current (in most cases, the evaluation should be no older than five years);

 

3. provide complete educational, developmental, and relevant medical history;

 

4. describe the comprehensive testing and techniques used to arrive at the diagnosis (including evaluation date[s] and test results with subtest scores from measures of cognitive ability, current academic achievement, and information processing);

 

5. describe the functional limitations supported by the test results; how these limitations affect learning and testing;

 

6. describe the specific accommodations requested, including the amount of extended time required (i.e. 50%, 100%) and state why the disability qualifies the student for such accommodations; and

 

7. establish the professional credentials of the evaluator, including information about license or certification and area of specialization.

 

Compiled by the Calvert Hall College Guidance Department, 2000.

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Calvert Hall College High School is a private Catholic college preparatory high school for boys, located in Baltimore, Maryland. Our mission is to foster Men of intellect, Men of faith, and Men of integrity in the Lasallian tradition.