Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The GRE Test and Dyscalculia

VISITORTrying to figure out if it is common to transpose numbers. It take me 3-4 times to do simple addition or subtraciton on a calculator just to ensure that I am right. It is very frustrating, and I am worried it may affect my ability to go back to school for my Master's Degree, specifically if I need to take a GRE test with heavy math.

DYSCALCULIA.ORG: If you have dyscalculia, you may transpose numbers without being aware of it. You may transpose numbers when reading, recording, verbalizing, recalling, or processing. For instance, you may enter you ATM pin backwards, say 6347 instead of 4763, especially when under pressure to recall it (like at the checkout), or you may totally be unable to recall it. At an ATM machine, this will likely result in your card being sucked in, and then you have to get it later. This especially seems to happen with common sets of numbers like your locker combination, PINs, and passwords. You may have to keep a handy reference card but don't make it easy for a thief to figure out what code belongs to what thing.  GRE & Test Takers with Disabilities: Official Information & Contacts. Also see: Accommodations allowed. New LD Documentation News. How to register for the GED if you have a disability.


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  12. I have a master’s degree and nearly completed my doctorate as well. I took the GRE and also took the CBEST. As I suspected my scores on all other areas in both tests were in the highest percentiles. Math plummeted my scores in both tests. I had tutors in all math and statistics classes from community college on and I was not lazy. I would practice equations from the time I left my morning algebra class until I picked up my school age kids, I did extra credit and earned a 79% in that class, even with all that work and extra hours of practice. More time and use of a calculator would not help a person with dyscalculia. I can remember being a deer caught in headlights during math from 4th grade on. If more time were helpful I’d still be sitting there trying to grasp what might as well have been a foreign language on those math worksheets and textbooks. Accommodations ? I’d need more time AND my tutor (who qualifies as a calculator). Me sitting there for an extra 4 hours with a useless calculator isn’t what I call fair...I’d need to bring my tutor like autistic kids bring their aids and specialists with them...that’s reality and the only way to make the process more fair. What they’re offering as “accommodations” is more like a way of saying if you have a disability you need not participate.

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