What are the main criteria for approval of a Health/medical Exemption?¶
A medical exemption:
Must be submitted before the student completes testing (unless there is compelling evidence that the student had a health/medical issue that was undiagnosed prior to testing)
Must be submitted before May 16th to allow time to process before the test window closes
Must establish that the heath or medical issue prevents the student from participating effectively in assessment and/or creates or increases a health risk, AND
Requires submission of a medical exemption request form and documented approval by the Agency of Education
Do psychological conditions qualify a student for an exemption?¶
In some cases, especially if the student is under the care of a medical professional, crisis-level psychological conditions may qualify a student for a medical exemption.
Is a note from a medical professional required?
No, but it helps. As a matter of practice, we do not second-guess or overrule a physician's expert opinion.
Do stress or behavioral issues constitute significant medical emergency eligible for medical exemption?
On their own, these conditions do not qualify a student for medical exemption.