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Freshman son with CRS score of 66.

SNMoreSNMore Registered User Posts: 20 New Member
Our son has language processing disorder. His schools requires all the boys (he's in an all boys' school) to take the CRS exam twice a year. His latest score is 66 out of a possible 216. Any way he can boost his score?

Replies to: Freshman son with CRS score of 66.

  • yankeeinGAyankeeinGA Registered User Posts: 224 Junior Member
    I don't know what the CRS exam is (maybe it's state-specific?) but what sort of support has worked for him in the past? I'm assuming this is a private school given that it's all boys, but in public school he would have a 504 Plan or IEP giving him accommodations for his disability, and then there should be some way to petition for those same supports during this exam.

    My daughter has a processing disorder for which she receives (back in high school, and now in college) extra time on exams, as she can get through eventually, but it definitely takes her longer. Depending on your son's specific issues, accommodations to consider would be: extra time, aural rather than written testing (either just the questions read aloud or questions read aloud and answered aloud with an individual examiner), large-print testing booklet (if that's the sort of thing that helps him), etc. Talk to both the school and the testing agency to figure out how to proceed. Good luck!
  • SNMoreSNMore Registered User Posts: 20 New Member
    Thank you. That's very helpful! I know he gets extra accommodations for routine tests, but I just assumed he did for the CRS...and most possibly he didn't.

    May I ask which college your daughter attends?
  • yankeeinGAyankeeinGA Registered User Posts: 224 Junior Member
    Depending on the overseeing organization of the test, he may not have gotten accommodations. The College Board (arguably the largest standardized testing agency) only just started granting 504/IEP accommodations as a matter of course this year -- up until now, you had to apply and almost everyone was turned down.

    My daughter goes to Georgia College (which you've probably never heard of unless you're from GA). My son, who has a different learning disability, was dual-enrolled at UGA this year (and received accommodations there without any issues) and is headed to GA Tech. Both of them had terrible AP scores (despite As in the classes, because of the previous "no accommodations" thing on the official tests) and colleges didn't seem to care. If there's an explanation you can offer ("I have a learning disability and was unable to receive accommodations on this exam") I think most schools get it. :)
  • SNMoreSNMore Registered User Posts: 20 New Member
    Thank you. Very helpful!
  • CenterCenter Registered User Posts: 1,446 Senior Member
    @SNMore I dont know if this is helpful or not and I dont know what the test is you are referencing but I have read alot about learning in general and I know that writing it , reading it, speaking it and maybe hearing it are all ways to experiment with improving learning/retaining information. We use Quizlet a lot for this.
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