50% Extended Time - Scheduling Time to Finish

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  1. Trying_My_Best

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    If you're a high school teacher, can you tell me how your school handles having students with extended time complete the test?

    Do the students have to completethe test the same day?

    What happens if they are given a timeframe to complete it, and the don't show up to finish?
     
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  3. Ms.SLS

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    My kids with testing accommodations usually go take it in their support teacher's classroom, and then if they don't finish in one period, they continue taking it with the support teacher.
     
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    We must have the students finish the test in the same day it was begun. A student will start a test at the same time as their peers and continue to test until their extended time runs out.

    If they are allowed breaks, they can take breaks, but it's only a few minute walk around the school with an assistant. Otherwise, they spend the time testing and do not go back to class until the test is finished.
     
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    We don't have an official timeframe, but usually the extended time is one resource period. We are on a block schedule, so that resource period might be the following day.
     
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    I give my students two options: they can either come in at lunch to start/finish or stay after school. Those are their two options - period. They must do it on the day of the test. I tell them test dates at least two weeks in advance, so they have plenty of time to make arrangements.

    If a student doesn't show up, I grade the test as is. I remind them of this whenever I announce/remind about tests. In three years, I've only had a student not show up once. Before I handed the tests back, I offered the option for her to retake a different version of the test - no penalty. She declined.
     
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    Here, if extended time is an IEP or 504 accommodation, we must allow that extra time during the school day (and not during a student's lunchtime.)
     
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    Same here. On the question of not showing up, if a student ditches their extended time opportunity, I turn their incomplete test in as is.
     
  9. MissApple

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    It depends on the teacher. Typically the kids can come after school or before school the next day to finish up. Some teachers let them work on it in class the next day. If the teacher can't arrange it, they send it to our ESE office so the kids can test in there during an elective class.
     
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    What you end up doing has a lot to do with school transportation and what the student can do. We have local HS where most students can walk or a large percentage can walk. We also have local HS where NOT ONE STUDENT can walk. Either they are of age to drive themselves if they pay the fee and their application is accepted or they take the bus. There is only 1 day a week where the bus stays late.

    What ends up being done depends highly on the school.
     
  11. CindyBlue

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    "I give my students two options: they can either come in at lunch to start/finish or stay after school. "
    I've wrestled with the fairness of this, because then they have the opportunity to talk to other students about the test questions...this does not seem fair. But I don't have any other solutions, either...
     
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    I have so many students that need extended time that I just build it into every quiz/test/assignment.

    If a test should take 20 minutes to take, I'll plan for it to take 40 minutes. Students that finish early start the next independent assignment while the others continue testing. Students that take longer have homework to do that night to catch up to the rest of the class.

    I like doing this because it makes it more convenient for me, but more importantly, because I believe there are so many students out there that NEED extra time but because their parents didn't know how to work the system, do not get it legally.
     

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