What types of testing accommodations are there?
- Standard Time with Stop the Clock Breaks
- Standard Time on Each Test, Testing Over Multiple Days
- Extended Time (50% Extra Time)
- Extended Time on Each Test, Testing Over Multiple Days
- Extended Time on the Writing Subtest Only
- Extended Time (100% Extra Time)
- Seat at front of the room
- Written copy of spoken directions
- Wheelchair access (table not desk)
- Large Type (14, 18, or 20 pt. font)
- Ability to Circle Answers in the Testing Book
- Ability to use a Computer for writing only (*This is not available for all tests)
- DVD / MP3 / USB format
- Authorization to bring a sign-language interpreter for spoken directions only
Who should apply for testing accommodations?
Students diagnosed by a professional with a disability or a need for an accommodation are eligible to apply for testing accommodations.
- The professional diagnosing the disability or need for accommodation should have credentials that are appropriate to the diagnosis.
- Students diagnosed or re-confirmed within the last three years will need full confirmation of the diagnosis (including educational testing results).
- Students requesting accommodations should currently be receiving these accommodations in school and will need a copy of the plan (IEP or 504 Plan) that reflects these accommodations have been granted.
- For ACT documentation requirements: http://www.act.org/content/dam/act/unsecured/documents/6368-ACT-Policy-for-Documentation-Web.pdf
- For SAT documentation requirements: https://www.collegeboard.org/students-with-disabilities/documentation-guidelines/disability-documentation