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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 Accommodations Manager, Jaymie Lewis.
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
ACT Saturday, September 11, 2021 & Sunday, September 12, 2021 July 11, 2021
SAT Saturday, October 2, 2021 & Sunday, October 3, 2021 August 2, 2021
PSAT for 11th graders Saturday: October 16, 2021 August 24, 2021
ACT Saturday, October 23, 2021 & Sunday, October 24, 2021 August 23, 2021
SAT Saturday, November 6, 2021 & Sunday, November 7, 2021 September 6, 2021

SAT

Saturday, December 4, 2021 & Sunday, December 5, 2021 October 4, 2021
ACT Saturday, December 11, 2021 & Sunday, December 12, 2021 October 11, 2021
ACT Saturday, February 12, 2022 & Sunday, February 13, 2022 December 12, 2021
SAT Saturday, March 12, 2022 & Sunday, March 13, 2022 January 12, 2022
ACT Saturday, April 2, 2022 & Sunday, April 3, 2022 February 2, 2022
SAT Saturday, May 7, 2022 & Sunday, May 8, 2022 March 7, 2022

SAT

Saturday, June 4, 2022 & Sunday, June 5, 2022 April 4, 2022
ACT Saturday, June 11, 2022 & Sunday, June 12, 2022 April 11, 2022
ACT Saturday, July 16, 2022 & Sunday, July 17, 2022 May 16, 2022

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. 

Sinead Coleman

Jaymie Lewis