§ 668.153Administration of tests for individuals whose native language is not English or for individuals with disabilities.
(a)Individuals whose native language is not English. For an individual whose native language is not English and who is not fluent in English, the institution must use the following tests, as applicable:
(1) If the individual is enrolled or plans to enroll in a program conducted entirely in his or her native language, the individual must take a test approved under§§ 668.146 and 668.148(a)(1).
(2) If the individual is enrolled or plans to enroll in a program that is taught in English with an ESL component, the individual must take an English language proficiency assessment approved under§ 668.148(b) and, before beginning the portion of the program taught in English, a test approved under § 668.146.
(3) If the individual is enrolled or plans to enroll in a program that is taught in English without an ESL component, or the individual does not enroll in any ESL component offered, the individual must take a test in English approved under§ 668.146.
(4) If the individual enrolls in an ESL program, the individual must take an ESL test approved under§ 668.148(b).
(5) If the individual enrolls or plans to enroll in a program that is taught in the student's native language that either has an ESL component or a portion of the program will be taught in English, the individual must take an English proficiency test approved under§ 668.148(b) prior to beginning the portion of the program taught in English.
(b)Individuals with disabilities.
(1) For an individual with a disability who has neither a high school diploma nor its equivalent and who is applying for title IV, HEA program funds and seeks to show his or her ability to benefit through the testing procedures in this subpart, an institution must use a test described in§ 668.148(a)(2) or § 668.149(a).
(2) The test must reflect the individual's skills and general learned abilities.
(3) The test administrator must ensure that there is documentation to support the determination that the individual is an individual with a disability and requires accommodations—such as extra time or a quiet room—for taking an approved test, or is unable to be evaluated by the use of an approved ATB test.
(4) Documentation of an individual's disability may be satisfied by—
(i) A written determination, including a diagnosis and information about testing accommodations, if such accommodation information is available, by a licensed psychologist or physician; or
(ii) A record of the disability from a local or State educational agency, or other government agency, such as the Social Security Administration or a vocational rehabilitation agency, that identifies the individual's disability. This record may, but is not required to, include a diagnosis and recommended testing accommodations.
(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 1845-0049)