GED TESTING ACCOMMODATIONS INFORMATION

What GED testing accommodations are available if I have a documented disability?

If you have a documented disability that could keep you from successfully taking the GED Tests in the way they are usually given, you might be entitled to receive testing accommodations.  Many famous and successful people with learning disabilities have learned to utilize various accommodations to help them succeed in life.  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 (ADD. ADHD)
  • Psychological disabilities (such as bipolar disorder or Tourette's syndrome)
  • Chronic health issues
Accommodations may include:
  • Audiocassette edition GED tests
  • Braille edition GED tests
  • Large-print edition GED tests (no documentation required)
  • Vision-enhancing technologies
  • Use of video equipment for candidates who are deaf or hard-of-hearing in composing the Language Arts, Writing essay
  • Use of a talking calculator or abacus
  • Certified sign-language interpreter; use of a scribe
  • Extended time; supervised extra breaks
  • Use of a private room
  • One-on-one testing at a health facility
  • Other reasonable accommodations as warranted, based on individual needs
How to get assistance:
If you have a disability that can be documented by a qualified professional, contact us and ask for one of these forms or click on the form to download a PDF version (requires Adobe Reader):
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Emotional/Mental Health Disability
Learning and Other Cognitive Disabilities
Physical/Chronic Health Disability

Completed L-15 & SA-001s will be accepted but should no longer be used.

A Checklist for Completing Accommodations Request Form(s) is not required but may help you complete your form.

A Testing Accommodations Appeal form may be used if you wish to appeal the results of your request.

If you need assistance completing the form call us at (206) 723-6288.  The person seeking accommodations must complete Section 1 of the form & a professional diagnostician or advocate must complete Section 3 of the form and may attach supporting documentation.  Then send to:

United Indians
Attn: GED

3712 S. Ferdinand St
Seattle, WA 98118

Counselors, advocates and professionals who document disabilities may find it usefull to reference the following documents for specific information on documentation diagnosis requirements:
GUIDELINES FOR MAKING REQUEST FOR GED TESTING ACCOMMODATIONS" prepared by the GED administration in Olympia.
or
PDF version of Section 11 of the GED Examiner's Manual, "Accommodated Testing of GED Candidates with Disabilities"


Each request is considered on an individual basis.  Please allow at least two weeks for approval verification.  If the accommodations are approved, we will arrange with you to conduct the GED testing with approved accommodations.  There is no additional cost for accommodated testing. 

Appointments are required for ALL accommodated testing which may occur outside of our normal testing hours.
  Braille & Audio test retakes may require additional advance notice.  Late arrivals for appointments may lose the opportunity to utilize extended time and therefore may be required to reschedule.

High school age students seeking diagnosis/documentation are encouraged to contact their local school district for help.

If you think you have a disability, but you do not have documentation or access to a qualified professional, first contact your local WA State Division of  Vocational Rehabilitation Office.  Locate an office in your area by visiting: http://www1.dshs.wa.gov/dvr/contactus/dvroffices.htm

In Seattle you can contact:

Seattle Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

2531 Rainier Ave. South
Seattle, WA 98144
toll free 1-800-622-1375 Voice/TTY
TTY (206) 721-7304
Fax (206) 721-7308
http://www1.dshs.wa.gov/dvr/contactus/seattle.htm

The National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), also may be able to help.
They can be reached at 1-800-346-2742 or http://www.naric.com


United Indians Of All Tribes Foundation
GED Testing Center
3712 S. Ferdinand St.
Seattle, WA 98118
Phone: (206) 723-6288
Fax: (206) 723-6286
Email: smyrene@unitedindians.org
Scott Myrene, Chief GED Examiner

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