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A Research and Development Program on Testing Handicapped People SAT

Nemceff, William P.; Ragosta, Marjorie
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ETS Research Memorandum
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College Board, Disabilities, Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), Test Administration, Assessing People with Disabilities


In many admissions programs administered by ETS, special test administrations are available for handicapped individuals who are unable to take the tests under standard conditions. The purposes of this project were threefold: 1. to develop a data base for research on the testing of handicapped people in special test administrations; 2. to present preliminary descriptive statistics from the data base; and, 3. to propose a continuing research agenda. Information from three sources were merged to develop the current data base using the College Board's Admissions Testing Program's (ATP) files. The Test Order Form/Test Record used in special test administrations contained information on the candidate's disability, the version of the test requested, and the amount of time used to complete the test. Information from the Test Order Form was coded, keytaped, and merged with item-level tapes of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and information in the ATP history file. Preliminary descriptions of the data base include matrices of SAT scores and times by handicap and version of the test. A program of further research activities is included.

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