TYPES OF MODIFICATIONS
There are three (3) types of modifications available via the AATSP Exams Office:
I. Presentation Accommodations
These two types of students may need assistance with the Presentation of Test Directions and Questions:
Visually Impaired Students
Depending upon the nature of the impairment, there are several options for visually impaired students (large print, visual magnification, Braille). AATSP Exams will work with the school’s special education department to determine the means of presentation which is in the best interest of the student.
Hearing Impaired Students
Students who have a hearing impairment may request a script for the listening portion of the proficiency part of the examination. AATSP Exam’s policy is to provide a script only if the school has a qualified person to provide transliteration. * Transliteration is defined as the process of taking a message and expressing it in a different form of the same language (signing/lip reading in Spanish).
II. Response Accommodations
Some students may require special modifications in how they submit answers for the test. The AATSP Exams Office will work with the school’s Special Education Department to determine the means of response which is in the best interest of the student.
Options for Response Accommodations
There are two options for Student Response:
1. The student can dictate their own answers to a qualified scribe provided by the school.
2. The student can submit their answers directly on a printed version of the test.
III. Time Accommodations
Since AATSP Exams regularly monitors the time that students take to complete each section of the exam (40 minutes maximum on each test), it is imperative that NSE have a record of students who require extra time to complete the examination.
AATSP Exams honors requests from students for extended time on the National Spanish Examinations provided that (1) the student has documentation on file with the school that supports the need for extended time and (2) the student regularly is given extra time on classroom tests. AATSP Exams has the right to request such documentation at any time, and schools must provide this information if requested. Failure to provide documentation upon request will result in disqualification of the student’s score.
How to Request Extra Time
Subject Line including the teacher’s Registration Confirmation/Invoice number and the words “Extended Time”. [Eg: #00615 Extended Time]
Message including the Teacher’s name, Registration Confirmation/Invoice number, and full names of students and Levels of students
To: [email protected]
Subject: #00615 Extended Time Request
Hello, my name is Kevin Cessna – Invoice #00615
The following students require extra time:
– Monica Jones – Level 1
– John Smith – Level 3
– Alex Thompson – Level 3