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Lovett, Benjamin J.; Lewandowski, Lawrence J.; Carter, Lindsey – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2019
Students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are frequently provided a separate room in which to take exams, to reduce external distractions. However, little research has explored the efficacy of this accommodation. In the present study, college students with (n = 27) and without (n = 42) ADHD diagnoses were administered two…
Descriptors: Testing Accommodations, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Students with Disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
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Lovett, Benjamin J.; Lewandowski, Lawrence J.; Potts, Heather E. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2017
Students often feel time pressure when taking tests, and students with disabilities are sometimes given extended time testing accommodations, but little research has been done on the factors that affect students' test-taking speed. In the present study, 253 students at two colleges completed measures of processing speed, reading fluency, and…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Test Wiseness, Reading Skills, Standardized Tests
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Lewandowski, Lawrence J.; Berger, Cassie; Lovett, Benjamin J.; Gordon, Michael – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2016
This study assessed the test-taking skills of 776 high school students, 35 of whom were diagnosed with learning disabilities (LD). Students completed a computerized battery of timed reading tests as well as scales that assess test anxiety and test-taking perceptions. Students with LD obtained lower scores than the nondisabled group on all of the…
Descriptors: High School Students, Learning Disabilities, Reading Tests, Test Wiseness
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Lewandowski, Lawrence; Cohen, Justin; Lovett, Benjamin J. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2013
Students with disabilities often receive test accommodations in schools and on high-stakes tests. Students with learning disabilities (LD) represent the largest disability group in schools, and extended time the most common test accommodation requested by such students. This pairing persists despite controversy over the validity of extended time…
Descriptors: Testing Accommodations, Learning Disabilities, Reading Comprehension, Undergraduate Students
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Lewandowski, Lawrence; Gathje, Rebecca A.; Lovett, Benjamin J.; Gordon, Michael – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2013
College students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often request and receive extended time to complete high-stakes exams and classroom tests. This study examined the performances and behaviors of college students on computerized simulations of high-stakes exams. Thirty-five college students with ADHD were compared to 185 typical…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Comparative Analysis, Testing, Vocabulary
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Lewandowski, Lawrence J.; Lovett, Benjamin J.; Rogers, Cynthia L. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2008
Testing accommodations have become a common component of services for students with disabilities at all levels of education. This study examined the effect of a common testing accommodation--extended time--on the reading comprehension test performance of high school students. Sixty-four students, half of whom had learning disabilities (LDs) in the…
Descriptors: Testing Accommodations, Reading Difficulties, Learning Disabilities, Reading Comprehension
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Ofiesh, Nicole; Mather, Nancy; Russell, Andrea – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2005
This study examined the relationship between scores on "speeded" cognitive and academic tests and the need for the accommodation of extended test time for normally achieving students (NA) and students with learning disabilities (LD). Often, in postsecondary settings the decision to provide the accommodation of extended test time is based…
Descriptors: Testing Accommodations, Learning Disabilities, College Students, Diagnostic Tests