• Standardized Testing With Testing Accommodations


    College Board

    • 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 Suzanne Papcsy (spapcsy@ardsleyschools.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.


    Registration Dates for SAT I and SAT II

    Test Date

    Registration Deadline

    Late Registration Deadline

    October 27, 2018

    September 28, 2018

    September 29, 2018 - October 14, 2018

    December 8, 2018

    November 2, 2018

    November 3, 2018 - November 19, 2018

    April 13, 2019

    March 8, 2019

    March 9, 2018 - March 25, 2018

    June 8, 2019

    May 3, 2019

    May 4, 2019 - May 20, 2019




      • 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 your child’s case manager so that the required paperwork can be completed. The case manager will provide you with a Student Information Form and a Parent Consent Form so that we can communicate with the ACT on your behalf.
      • After the Special Education department has submitted the required paperwork to ACT, a decision letter will be sent to the high school. This letter will be forwarded to you from AHS.  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 administration. If your child has been approved for Center-Based testing, you will receive an updated admission ticket from ACT indicating the approved accommodations.
      • As with the College Board, if you have any questions about the accommodations that were granted by the ACT please contact Suzanne Papcsy spapcsy@ardsleyschools.org


    • 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 your child’s case manager or Special Education Curriculum Leader, Suzanne Papcsy.
    • 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)

    Test Date

    Registration Deadline

    October 6, 2018

    September 7, 2018

    November 3, 2018

    October 5, 2018

    December 1, 2018

    November 2, 2018

    March 9, 2019

    February 8, 2019

    May 4, 2019

    April 5, 2019

    June 1, 2019

    May 3, 2019



    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. ACT Testing Coordinator Suzanne Papcsy will assign testing days, rooms, and proctors.