[nabs-l] Accommodations on tests especially math and science ones

Bobbi Pompey pompey2010 at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 7 18:43:02 UTC 2017


Hello ahbee, 

I had time and a half for most of my tests. Unless they involved things that would take me more time to do. 

also, I would advise you to remember that your sighted peers may not be finishing the test either. So it is unfair for us to receive ample time to finish if the same is not given to our peers. 

HTH, 


Bobbi A. L. Pompey
(336) 988-6375
bobbipompey at gmail.com

"Not everything faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced" James Baldwin 

> On Mar 7, 2017, at 1:13 PM, Elizabeth Mohnke via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> 
> Hello Ahbee,
> 
> I use time and a half for my tests and quizzes, and I feel like this is enough time for me to complete my tests and quizzes. I generally use either a computer with a screen reader on it, a human reader, or some combination of these two accommodations for my tests and quizzes. In most cases I feel like I am able to complete the test or quiz in the same amount of time as my sighted peers. 
> 
> However, I like having the extra time in case something goes wrong with the technology or if I encounter a problem with the reader. I do not have any control over the reader I am given by the disabilities office. So if I am given a reader I have never worked with before who may not necessarily be familiar with the material on the test or quiz, it can sometimes be a bit of a challenge working with the reader.
> 
> I feel like double time should be enough time for you to finish a test or a quiz. However, there could be a couple of different reasons why you may have a difficult time completing a test or a quiz in this amount of time. First, it could indicate that you do not know the material enough for the test or quiz. In this case, you may wish to study more to prepare for the test or the quiz. Second, it could be that you are simply not good at taking tests or quizzes, and you could benefit from learning strategies to help you take tests and quizzes better.
> 
> Finally, as you have suggested, it is possible you are using the wrong accommodations for your test or quiz. IF you find the first two reasons I mentioned do not apply to you or your situation, you may wish to change the accommodations you use for your tests and quizzes.
> 
> A good way to find out whether or not an accommodation works well for a test or a quiz is to use it when studying for the test or the quiz. If the accommodation works well for you when studying for the test or quiz, then it will most likely work well for you during the test or quiz. Another way to see if an accommodation works well for a test or a quiz is to take a practice test or quiz if it is available.
> 
> Finally, if you feel like you are really struggling on your tests or quizzes, talk to your instructor to see if they can give you any tips or suggestions on how you might be able to do better on their tests and quizzes. If there are particular types of questions that you struggle on while taking the test or quiz, perhaps your instructor can provide some suggestions on how you can improve your test taking skills, or clarify the information so you understand it better for the test or quiz.
> 
> Anyway, I hope these suggestions help you do better on your next test or quiz.
> 
> Warm regards,
> Elizabeth
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: NABS-L [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Ahbee Orton via NABS-L
> Sent: Tuesday, March 07, 2017 11:05 AM
> To: Aleeha Dudley via Nabs-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
> Cc: Ahbee Orton <ahbeeorton at yahoo.com>
> Subject: [nabs-l] Accommodations on tests especially math and science ones
> 
> Dear All, 
> 
> I'm wondering how long do you get on your tests, especially math and  science ones? I ahve double time right now, but I was wondering if this is enough, because I took a test yesterday and it went ten minutes over the double time. I got a high score and finished my test. The other students are supposed to turn in what they have by the end of the class, so if I follow double time, I would have probably have gotten a lower score due to not finishing one question. Is this fair, and how do you take your tests? I've been taking  my science science tests and most of my math tests on my iPad with my Focus 40 Braille display and a bluetooth keyboard. It may speed up the pace to do it on the Brailler. What do you all think? Thanks so much! I'm just worried that I won't get all the questions answered in double time next time. What do I do? I've taken some math tests that I went over double time, and they didn't make a big deal out of it, but now, they are. I'm kinda stressed out worrying about my future tests and not getting finished in that time frame. 
> 
> Warmly, 
> Ahbee 
> 
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