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|
|August SAT||August Administration will happen during the second testing window on the weekend of Saturday, September 10 & Sunday, September 11, 2022*||July 10, 2022|
|September ACT||Saturday, September 10, 2022 & Sunday, September 11, 2022*||July 10, 2022|
|October SAT||Saturday, October 1, 2022 & Sunday, October 2, 2022||August 1, 2022|
|11th Grade PSAT||Saturday, October 15, 2022 & Sunday, October 16, 2022||August 15, 2022|
|October ACT||October Administration will happen during the second testing window on the weekend of Saturday, November 5, 2022 & Sunday, November 6, 2022*||August 22, 2022|
|Saturday, November 5, 2022 & Sunday, November 6, 2022*||September 5, 2022|
|April ACT||Saturday, April 1, 2023 & Sunday, April 2, 2023||February 1, 2023|
|May ACT||Saturday, May 6, 2023 & Sunday, May 7, 2023||March 6, 2023|
|June SAT||Saturday, June 3, 2023 & Sunday, June 4, 2023||April 3, 2023|
|June ACT||Saturday, June 10, 2023 & Sunday, June 11, 2023||April 10, 2023|
|July ACT||Saturday, July 15, 2023 & Sunday, July 16, 2023||May 15, 2023|
|*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.