Just as more students with learning disabilities (LD), ADHD, high functioning autism, anxiety and depression are requesting accommodations in college, more of these students are pursuing test accommodations on the ACT and/or SAT. Extended test time, a quiet test room, additional break time, and other accommodations can “level the playing field” for students with disabilities and result in test scores that more accurately reflect their knowledge and skills. There is a lot of confusion, though, about who can qualify for accommodations on these high stakes tests and how to register for them. We often hear students and parents report that, if the student doesn’t use testing accommodations at his/her high school, they can’t qualify for accommodations on these high-stakes tests. That is not accurate, although it is easier to qualify if your high school verifies that you are using the same accommodations at school. Follow these links to learn more about this important but complicated issue. Be sure to give yourself 7-8 extra weeks to register if you hope to qualify for ACT/SAT accommodations.
Click here for more information about ACT accommodations.
Click here for more information about SAT accommodations.
Come see our Postsecondary Disability Specialist, Dr. David Parker, if you need help studying for these tests or have questions about accommodations on the ACT/SAT or in college.