Elementary/Middle School Selective Studies

Classroom and Testing Accommodations


The following classroom accommodations are permitted by Providence for students with an Educational Psychological (Ed Psych) evaluation. The specific accommodations will be assigned based on the testing results and Ed Psych recommendations.

  • Extended time for testing (+50%)
  • Tests given orally rather than written
  • Allow student to take tests in a quiet, distraction free, and small group environment
  • Allow the use of a Word Bank for tests
  • Allow the use of a Formula Bank for tests
  • Allow testing on a different day if several tests fall on the same day
  • Un-timed tests
  • Allow student to check understanding of directions or test questions (verbal or written), or asking the teacher to rephrase a question or directions
  • Preferential seating where eye contact can be maintained with the teacher
  • Allow frequent movement without disrupting the class
  • Modification of auditory instructions, i.e. one instruction at a time or instructions given slowly or checking immediately to see if the instructions were understood by the student
  • Note-taking supplements, i.e. teacher provided outline or notes, a “note-taking buddy” who supplements student’s notes, use of tape recorder to tape lectures
  • Allow use of a calculator for math
  • Allow use of electronic spell checker for writing activities
  • Allow written work to be done on a computer
  • Check student’s planner
  • Divide long-term assignments into small, sequential steps
  • Reduce the amount of homework given
  • Modify the spelling program, i.e. fewer words or allow the student to spell words orally
  • Allow student to purchase a second set of student books (not the Teacher’s Editions) or to listen to books on tape
  • Exempt from requirement to transfer answers to bubble sheet (Scantron); allow student to answer directly on test

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