Educational and Neuropsychological Evaluations contain suggested recommendations designed to address needs identified through testing, but not all recommendations made by clinicians are meant to be addressed in the school setting. The Academy will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified students with documented disabilities affecting their participation in school, as long as those accommodations do not fundamentally alter or compromise the school’s academic program or impose an undue burden on the school. The learning specialists writing the Accommodation Plan or Learning Suggestions will determine which recommendations are considered reasonable for the school setting and the academic program at Albuquerque Academy. Some learning issues are managed with growth and maturity. In such cases, it may be determined that special accommodations are no longer necessary.
Accommodations that may be provided with appropriate documentation or on a limited, as needed basis for pre-diagnostic assessment may include:
- Extended time on tests, not to exceed 50% (time plus one half) on in class tests and end of semester exams. Extended time test accommodations are provided to the best of our ability. In an attempt to ensure test security, we strive to make sure that whenever possible tests are administered in one continuous session. It is possible however, that extended time accommodations will be impacted by teacher and student schedules. As a result, how extended time accommodations are administered, not including the amount of additional time allowed, may look different from class to class and year to year.
- Small group or individual setting for testing.
- Individual or small group work on specific study skills.
- Facilitation of the use of assistive technology.
- Facilitation of regularly scheduled meetings with teachers.
- Assignment to structured study hall.
Accommodations that are not provided:
- Extensive tutoring of skill deficits.
- Extended time on tests beyond 50% (i.e., 100% extended time), in most cases.
- Scribing that is required on a daily basis for all assignments.
- Reading text for directions, test content or other materials on a regular basis.
- Any accommodation that places an undue burden on the school, interferes with the established school schedule and policy, or poses a risk to test security or academic honesty.