A Princeton freshman who claims she was denied double time on examinations to compensate for her learning disabilities is suing the university, according to an article published in The Daily Princetonian on Tuesday.
Diane Metcalf-Leggette filed a claim against Princeton last October after the University refused to grant her 100 percent extended time on exams in September. Although Metcalf-Leggette was granted 50 percent extended time in January, she claims the adjustment still places her at “the bottom of a slanted, not level, playing field,” the Daily Princetonian reported.
The Princeton freshman, a member of the women’s soccer team, said she suffers from attention hyperactivity disorder, mixed-receptive-expressive language disorder, disorder of written expression and developmental coordination disorder.
University general counsel Peter McDonough said in an interview with The Daily Princetonian that a trial date has not yet been set and the case is expected to extend well into next fall.