Agreement gives Alaskan disabled students help with exit exams

08/3/2004 | NYTimes.com

A settlement to a suit filed last spring on behalf of Alaskan disabled students will require the state to offer an unusually broad range of accommodations on its exit exams. The accommodations include reading tests out loud, permitting spell-checkers and allowing severely disabled students to graduate without taking the tests if their class work is deemed adequate.

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