ASWB Test Accommodations


Who Qualifies for ASWB Accommodations?

There are two main groups of people who may be eligible for test accommodations when taking the ASWB exams. Both groups of individuals must apply for accommodations first. When individuals register to take the ASWB, they need to be able to indicate if they have been approved for accommodations. This means registration for the ASWB cannot be completed until a person has gone through the application process for accommodations if they are seeking testing adjustments.

Individuals with Disabilities: Those who are diagnosed with a disability may be eligible to have the test format changed or to have adjustments to the testing conditions when they take the ASWB.

Individuals who Speak English as a Second Language: There may be accommodations for those who speak a first language that isn't English.

Applying for Accommodations

For those who have a disability, they must print and fill out the disability accommodations form, and then mail it to the ASWB. Applicants must provide personal information, such as:

  • Their name
  • Their address
  • Their social security number
  • Their date of birth
  • Their doctor's name and address
  • How long they've been a patient of their doctor
  • A form completed by the licensed professional who treats them
  • Signature of a notary public

Those who are pursuing accommodations due to speaking a different first language must contact their local board to determine if accommodations are offered based on speaking English as a second language.

Types of Accommodations Offered

Each application for accommodations is reviewed individually. This means that there is no set standard for exactly what type of test adjustments are available for test-takers. The accommodations offered are based largely on the needs of the individual as indicated by the licensed professional who diagnosed and treats their condition. Examples of possible test adjustments could include receiving additional testing time for issues that affect a person's ability to concentrate or receiving a test in Braille if a person has a visual impairment.

Pre-Approved Items

The ASWB tests are given at Pearson VUE test sites. These testing centers have some items that are permitted without applying for accommodations. Here are some examples of the items that candidates can bring with them:

EpiPens Braces Crutches Bandages
Medication Hearing Aids Nasal Spray Cough Drops
Oxygen Tanks Walkers Wheelchairs Pillows

Pearson VUE also makes some materials available to test-takers automatically. There is no need to apply to qualify to receive the following:

  • Noise reducing headphones
  • Earplugs
  • Tissues

ASWB Study Materials

Before you take the ASWB test, it is a good idea to take advantage of study courses that are designed to help you review all of the information you will be tested on. These courses are self-paced, and individuals can access them online.

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