Standardized Accommodations for Testing of Learning Disabled Students
The College Board site provides information regarding PSAT,NMSQT, SAT, and AP testing for students, parents and educators. The site offers information about eligibility and documentation, the types of accommodations available, and provides a contact link for obtaining forms.
The Educational Records Bureau produces and administers standardized tests that assess student skills in reading, writing and mathematics. The ISEE (Independent School Entrance Examination), administered to students in grades 5-12, is widely used in independent schools nationwide. The ERB will arrange special test administration to accommodate students who have documented physical challenges or learning differences. Information about these accommodations can be found in the ISEE Student Guide section, "Making Arrangements for Taking the ISEE".
California Sites / Special Education Resources
Educational therapists work with individuals who exhibit learning disabilities and learning problems. Located in Burbank, California, AET establishes professional standards, evaluates research on techniques and technologies, creates curricula and training programs, and educates communities, schools, and allied professional groups about the work of educational therapists. Their website contains a member directory organized geographically as a referral resource.
CAPSES is a statewide organization of nonpublic schools,organizations, and individuals who specialize in the delivery of special education to students with special education needs. The site includes an online membership directory with descriptive entries on special education schools and their missions.
Information about the regulations of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
This site was created to provide a one-stop shop for resources related to IDEA and its implementing regulations.
Listings are provided for all the State of California SELPA offices and their phone numbers. A Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) is the services that are covered by the local plan for providing special education services to individuals with disabilities in that area under the state and federal law. (EC 56195.1)