What are Testing Accommodations?
Testing accommodations are adaptations to an exam that can help ensure that the test measures what it is designed to measure, rather than the negative effects of a person’s disability. The purpose of testing accommodations is to provide candidates with full access to the test – not to guarantee improved performance, a passing score, test completion, or any other specific outcome.
Testing accommodations are individualized and considered on a case-by-case basis for the CLT and CLT10 examinations. Regardless of diagnosis, all individuals seeking disability-related accommodations must provide evidence that their condition rises to the level of a disability and provide information about functional limitations in areas central to daily life. Simply demonstrating that an individual meets diagnostic criteria for a particular disorder does not automatically mean that the person is disabled or entitled to test accommodations.
As of July 1, 2022, it is no longer necessary to submit requests for accommodations for the CLT8 exam. It is the responsibility of schools, co-ops, and homeschool parents to provide accommodations for the CLT8 that reflect what the student requires in normal classroom settings.
Accommodations for the CLT10 and CLT must be submitted to CLT for approval at least four weeks prior to the test administration date requested. If a student has previously received testing accommodations for the CLT or CLT10, those accommodations are provided going forward based on the approval period sent out. Please contact us if you have any questions about your specific case.
Once approved, a student will be granted accommodations for CLT and CLT10 examinations taken during the period of time specified on their approval letter. In most cases, approvals are granted for a period of five years. Reapplications during the approved period are not necessary once a student has been approved as accommodations are applied automatically to a student’s registration.
If you require testing accommodations, you must register for the exam and submit an Accommodations Request Form with the required documentation no later than 4 weeks prior to the registered exam window start date. CLT cannot guarantee a full review for requests received after this time frame. Please note that, upon review, CLT may request additional or updated documentation, which will require additional processing time.
How to Apply
- Read the Documentation Guidelines, and be sure your evaluator has read them. Prepare your supporting evidence that conforms to the Guidelines.
- All accommodations requests MUST include supporting evidence that you are disabled and require accommodations in order to access the exam.
- Please note CLT reserves the right to consult with an independent external expert when reviewing accommodations requests.
- After you submit your request, wait for your request to be reviewed. We aim to process requests within 10 business days. If your request is unusually complex it may take longer to process, but we will keep you posted about its status. Requests are reviewed in the order in which they are received. In order to be fair to all applicants, we are unable to “expedite” requests.
- If your request is incomplete, meaning that it does not provide us with enough information so we can make a decision, we will notify you of the specific types of documentation that are missing.
- After we have made a decision, if you are not satisfied, you may appeal using this form.
- When you are ready to request accommodations for an upcoming test, please submit: