Standardized Testing With Testing Accommodations
- The Special Education department processes all requests for College Board accommodations during your child’s freshman year of high school. These accommodations are used for the PSAT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests, and AP exams.
- To request accommodations, an online application must be submitted to the Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) Accommodations Management System. Contact your child’s current case manager to begin this process. Once you are approved for College Board accommodations you will receive a Decision Letter with an SSD number. This number is your accommodations ID number and you will need it to register online for any College Board exams.
- Once you review the letter, please contact Siobhan McAvoy, firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the accommodations granted by the College Board. If you have any questions about a specific standardized test please contact your child’s guidance counselor.
- Please note that if your child has been approved for College Board Extended Time he/she must sit for the entire duration of the approved time. This is a College Board policy.
- Please keep this letter in a safe place. You will need your child’s unique SSD number on the letter when registering for the above-mentioned exams.
- If your student plans to take the ACT with accommodations you must first create an ACT web account and register for a test date. While completing the registration, there will be a section to indicate that you would like to request testing accommodations for your child.
- Upon completing the registration process, students will receive an email with instructions on how to work with a designated school official. Please forward a copy of this email to Regina Dosso, along with a signed Parent Consent Form, https://www.act.org/
content/dam/act/unsecured/ documents/TAA-Consent-to- Release-Information-to-ACT.pdf, so that we can communicate with the ACT on your child’s behalf.
- After the paperwork has been submitted to the ACT, a decision letter will be sent to the high school as well as to the email address that you provided to the ACT. Please note that it may take up to three weeks for a decision from the ACT.
- Again, please keep the decision letter for future reference.
- If your child has been approved for school-based testing, you will be notified of the testing dates and times as they are assigned by the administration. If your child has been approved for Center-Based testing, you might receive an updated admission ticket from ACT indicating the approved accommodations.
- If you have any questions about the accommodations that were granted by the ACT please contact Regina Dosso, at email@example.com.
- Please note that you must request test modifications each time that you register for the ACT. Each time you register, you must send the confirmation e-mail to Regina Dosso.
- If you plan on requesting accommodations, please register as early as possible so that the Special Education Department has enough time to gather the required documentation.
Registration Dates for the ACT (Please note that if you are requesting accommodations our Special Education Department will need 7-14 days to process the required paperwork before the Registration Deadline)
Center-Based Testers and School-Based Testers
Students whose only accommodation is 50% extended time will take their exams on Saturdays at the test centers that they have been assigned by ACT or College Board.
Students whose accommodation is 100% extended time, or 50% extended time along with additional accommodations (scribe, reader, use of a computer, etc.) will test at Ardsley High School during a school day. The ACT Testing Coordinator will assign testing days, rooms, and proctors.