WHAT ACCOMMODATIONS ARE AVAILABLE IF I HAVE A DOCUMENTED DISABILITY?
If you have a documented disability that could keep you from taking the GED Tests in the way they are usually given, you might be entitled to receive testing accommodations.
Accommodations are available for people with (but not limited to) the following:
- Physical disabilities (such as blindness, low vision, deafness, impaired hearing, or mobility impairments)
- Learning disabilities (such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, receptive aphasia, or written language disorder)
- Attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder
- Psychological disabilities (such as bipolar disorder or Tourette’s syndrome)
- Chronic health issues
HOW DO I REQUEST ACCOMMODATIONS?
Each request for accommodations is considered on a case-by-case basis. You’ll be asked to fill out a Request for Testing Accommodations form based on disability type. In order to apply for accommodations on the computer based GED® test, you must first create a registration account and then proceed with submitting your request for official review.
Before you Request any testing accommodations, you must complete the following steps:
Create a MyGEDTM account by signing up on www.GED.com or log-in to your MyGEDTMaccount if you have an active account.
Answer yes on the GED Testing Service Registration form on the last question asking, “Do you need to request accommodated testing conditions for a documented disability?”
Once the registration form is submitted, you will receive an email indicating where you will submit your accommodations request form and supporting documentation.
Preparing the Request Form and supporting Documentation for Review:
- Read the Documentation Guidelines for Candidates (PDF). Make sure your supporting documentation meets our guidelines. You may want to review your documentation with an advocate, teacher or other professional.
- Print a copy of the Accommodations Request Form for your disability and complete section one. You may also be able to obtain the request form from an adult education program offering GED® preparation courses.
- Give your evaluator (i.e. doctor, psychologist) a copy of the Documentation Guidelines for Evaluators for your disability. Your evaluator should make sure that the documentation they provide you meets our guidelines. In most cases, your evaluator will be a psychologist or doctor who administered a series of psychological, educational or medical tests with you, and provided you with a copy of a diagnostic report or a detailed letter that you will submit with your request form.
- When you have completed the Accommodations Request Form, submit your completed request form along with the supporting documentation via fax directly to GED Testing Service, as directed on the bottom of the accommodations form. If you plan to test in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, or Yukon Territory, please send to the corresponding address listed here.
- The accommodations request decision will be communicated to you from GED Testing Service to your email account provided during the registration process. In most cases, you will hear a decision within 30 days.
- If you are not satisfied with the accommodations decision, you may appeal this decision by completing an Appeal Form (PDF) and providing us with additional documentation to review.
For additional information: http://www.gedtestingservice.com/testers/computer-accommodations