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Title:
TIME'S UP: BARRIERS TO TESTING ACCOMMODATIONS FOR STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES IN INDIA

Authors:
Mahira Duggal

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Mahira Duggal
Grade 12 student at The British School, New Delhi.

MLA 8
Duggal, Mahira. "TIME'S UP: BARRIERS TO TESTING ACCOMMODATIONS FOR STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES IN INDIA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 6, June 2019, pp. 4660-4666, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=358. Accessed June 2019.
APA
Duggal, M. (2019, June). TIME'S UP: BARRIERS TO TESTING ACCOMMODATIONS FOR STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES IN INDIA. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(6), 4660-4666. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=358
Chicago
Duggal, Mahira. "TIME'S UP: BARRIERS TO TESTING ACCOMMODATIONS FOR STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES IN INDIA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 6 (June 2019), 4660-4666. Accessed June, 2019. ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=358.

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Abstract:
Providing accommodations for students with learning disabilities in India, specifically at the high-school level, is a crucial element not only for the inclusion of a marginalized and often forgotten section of society, but also for a sociocultural integration of differently abled individuals. While there exists a variety of methods in which such accommodations can be made, the most common manner is through the provision of extra time, which studies have indicated to have a mixed and not entirely positive influence on the better performance of those with learning disabilities. This paper analyzes the efficacy of extra time as an accommodation methodology, and further makes an argument following the review of relevant literature of the importance of nevertheless providing for extra time accommodations as the lesser of two evils, with the alternative in a resource-poor environment being the complete lack of provision of all accommodation. Further, policy recommendations are made for other types of testing accommodations which can be made with minimal extra manpower and resources required to be devoted for implementation. By doing so, the existing barriers to testing accommodations will be deconstructed, and detailed steps provided for the importance and modality of providing extra time during high-school examinations.