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Accommodations for Students with Disabilities or Health-related Needs

You should make arrangements for administering the HEIghten Outcomes Assessment Suite to students with disabilities or health-related needs in the same way that you would make arrangements for administering other important local tests.

Note: Students requiring testing accommodations must be assigned to an on-campus administration.

The most common request is for extra time and that can be accomplished at the discretion of the institution. Time extensions are available for 1½ and 2 times the normal test time. Instructions on how to set up a test taker with extended time are included in the Quick Start Guides located in the help menu of the ETS HEIghten Administrator Portal (Program Workshop).

The HEIghten online test administration system offers a zoom capability that allows all test takers to magnify the screen display and to reverse foreground and background colors (changing black-on-white to white-on-black and vice versa) when desired.

Starting in February 2016, institutions can request braille, large print and audio formats of the HEIghten assessments for students with low vision. If a reader is required, you must contact ETS to request a reader script for the test.

Requests for alternate formats must be made in advance to allow ETS time to process the request and create the necessary materials. Suggested timeframes are as follows:

  • large print tests — seven weeks in advance
  • reader scripts — 10 weeks in advance
  • braille or audio formats — 12–14 weeks in advance

For additional information on testing accommodations available for students with disabilities or health-related needs, contact an ETS Advisor at 1-800-745-0269 or highered@ets.org.

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