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Required Documentation

You must submit directly to Pearson appropriate documentation for review in support of a request for alternative arrangements. All documentation must meet all of the following requirements:

  • It must include a signed statement by a qualified professional, written on that person's professional letterhead, whose license or credentials are appropriate to describe or diagnose the disability.
  • It must include a diagnosis of the disability or disabilities.
  • It must include recommended alternative arrangements that are specifically related to the disability and that are reasonable within the context of this assessment, or verification that the examinee has received the requested alternative arrangement(s) at the high school or college/university level.
  • It must be current, according the Documentation Currency Policy.

Additionally, if you are requesting alternative arrangements because of a learning or cognitive disability, your documentation must include:

  • A full educational history with complete documentation of special education services, including other disability-related testing modifications, received within the past five years, along with the name, date, and results of the diagnostic test(s) or evaluation(s), designed for purposes other than screening, administered within the past five years*, used to document the disability (test results should demonstrate the current functional impact of your disability)
    OR
  • Results of a psychological, neuropsychological, or psychoeducational diagnostic test battery, designed for purposes other than screening, administered within the past five years*, interpreted by a qualified professional whose license or credentials are appropriate to diagnose the condition (test results should demonstrate the current functional impact of your disability)
    OR
  • Results of an evaluation interpreted by a licensed professional verifying physical abnormalities as evidenced by a computerized axial tomography (CAT) scan, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), electroencephalogram (EEG), or brain topography mapping test administered within the past five years*

Documentation, in itself, does not automatically support the granting of alternative arrangements.

*See the Documentation Currency Policy below for exceptions.

Documentation Currency Policy

Documentation must be considered current in order for it to be reviewed in support of a request for alternative arrangements.

In order to be current, your documentation must:

  • Be dated within the past five years
    OR
  • Provide confirmation of a permanent physical condition
    OR
  • (For documentation associated with learning or cognitive disabilities) include test or evaluation results from an instrument designed to be administered to adults, that is normed for adults AND conducted no earlier than at the high school level