Test Taker Accommodations
Michigan Language Assessment is committed to ensuring that test takers can demonstrate their language ability under circumstances that are fair. To this end, applicants with disabilities can request special accommodations. It is the test taker’s responsibility to request special test accommodations as far in advance of the test administration as possible and should be supported by appropriate medical documentation. It can take up to three months to prepare Braille materials, while administrative modifications (large font, extended time, reader, scribe) may be requested at the time of registration.
Disabilities usually granted accommodations:
- Visual impairment or blindness
- Hearing impairment or deafness
- Motor impairment
- Psychological and learning disabilities
The following arrangements are usually available:
- Wheelchair access
- Extended testing time
- Additional rest breaks
- Recorder to mark answers
- Screen magnifier
- Alternate test formats (e.g., Braille, large print)
- Alternate response formats (e.g., computer for writing section)
Apply for accommodations as far in advance as possible, preferably at time of registration for the exam. Please make your accommodations request through your Michigan Language Assessment Authorized Test Center, or through the portal for MET Digital either remotely proctored or delivered in a Prometric testing center.
All requests for special arrangements must be supported by documented medical evidence. Documentation from a licensed or certified medical professional who is qualified to evaluate the test taker’s disability should be submitted for review. Not only must the disability be documented, but recommendations should be included from the qualified professional. Examples of qualified professionals are physicians, school psychologists, optometrists, and psychiatrists. All medical documentation in a language other than English must be translated into English before the documentation is submitted.
- For accommodated materials (Braille), apply five weeks in advance
- For administrative modifications (extended time, reader, scribe), apply two weeks in advance