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ABA Urges Accommodations for Disabled LSAT Test Takers


The ABA House of Delegates has jumped in to the debate over accommodations for students taking the Law School Admission Test.

Resolution 111, which was approved by the policy-making body on Monday, urges entities that administer law school admission tests to provide appropriate accommodations for test-takers with disabilities. The resolution had multiple sponsors, including the ABA Commission on Disability Rights.

The resolution says the reporting of test scores should be consistent for all applicants. That means testing entities should not flag scores that have received a disability-based accommodation, according to a summary submitted to the House.

A report accompanying the resolution says it is intended to apply not only to the law School Admission Council, which administers the LSAT, but also any and all entities that administer such tests.

LSAC spokesman Wendy Margolis told the National Law Journal that the organization has no formal position on the resolution, but it “appears to be based on misinformation or incomplete information.”

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