Standardized Testing Accommodations
We help eligible students apply for standardized test accommodations for the College Board (PSAT, SAT, AP & Subject Tests) as well as the ACT exams. The first step in determining if your student is eligible for standardized test accommodations is setting up a meeting with Learning Support Testing and Assistant Technology Coordinator, Dawn Abbott.
Approval for standardized test accommodations is not automatic and it often takes time. Both the College Board (which offers the PSAT, SAT, AP, and Subject Tests) and the ACT have strict requirements that need to be met in order for a student to quality for accommodations. Documentation is needed to support the request, as is a history that shows use of accommodations.
To ensure we have enough time to process and review documentation and build a strong case for the accommodation request, we require all necessary documentation be in at least eight weeks in advance of a planned ACT or College Board test. This timeline allows us to have enough time to meet the testing agencies requirements and appeal a decision (if needed). Feel free to send in hard copies of the report into the school or electronic copies can be uploaded via our secure electronic portal. College Board and ACT both have their own decision making process and what is approved for one test does not guarantee approval for another. Even if a student has documentation and is approved accommodations at Seattle Academy, it does not guarantee approval of accommodations on standardized tests. Below are the upcoming scheduled special testing dates and documentation deadlines for accommodations requests.
|Exam Type||The weekend we are scheduled to administer “special” testing for school-based accommodations (ex. 100%+, reader, scribe, computer)||Documentation to Jaymie Deadline|
|August SAT||Saturday, September 9th, 2023 & Sunday, September 10th, 2023*||July 26, 2023|
|September ACT||Saturday, September 9th, 2023 & Sunday, September 10th, 2023||July 9, 2023|
|October SAT||Saturday, October 7th, 2023 & Sunday, October 8th, 2023||August 7, 2023|
|11th Grade PSAT||Saturday, October 14th, 2023 & Sunday, October 15th, 2023||August 15, 2023|
|October ACT||October Administration will happen during the second testing window on the weekend of Saturday, November 4th, 2023 & Sunday, November 5th, 2023*||August 28, 2023|
|Saturday, November 4th, 2023 & Sunday, November 5th, 2023||September 4, 2023|
|April ACT||Saturday, April 27th, 2024 & Sunday, April 29th, 2024||February 1, 2024|
|May SAT||Saturday, May 4th, 2024 & Sunday, May 5th, 2024||March 4, 2024|
|June SAT||Saturday, June 1st, 2024 & Sunday, June 2nd, 2024||April 3, 2024|
|June ACT||Saturday, June 8th, 2024 & Sunday, June 9th, 2024||April 8, 2024|
|July ACT||Saturday, July 13th, 2024 & Sunday, July 14th, 2024||May 13, 2024|
|*The SAT & ACT administration will happen on the same weekend. You can only sign up for one or the other.|
|We do not offer Special Testing for the December SAT, December ACT, February ACT, or March SAT test. Please plan accordingly & register for the other test administrations or contact College Board and/or ACT directly for assistance in finding an alternate testing location.|
Some students are approved “special” testing accommodations by the College Board and ACT. These accommodations are for things like a reader, 100+% extra time, or use of a computer. Only students approved special testing accommodations can test at SAAS since we are not a testing center. We only receive test materials for students approved school-based special testing accommodations.