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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


Saturday, December 5 & Sunday, December 6, 2020 October 5, 2020
ACT Saturday, December 12 & Sunday, December 13, 2020 October 12, 2020
ACT Saturday, February 6, 2021 & Sunday, February 7, 2021 December 6, 2020
SAT Saturday, March 13, 2021 & Sunday, March 14, 2021 January 13, 2020
ACT Saturday, April 17, 2021 & Sunday, April 18, 2021 February 17, 2021
SAT Saturday, May 8, 2021 & Sunday, May 9, 2021 March 8, 2021
SAT Saturday, June 5, 2021 & Sunday, June 6, 2021 April 5, 2021
ACT Saturday, June 12, 2021 & Sunday, June 13, 2021 April 12, 2021
ACT Saturday, July 17, 2021 & Sunday, July 18, 2021 May 17, 2021

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. 

9th grade Accommodations

Lucy Miller

10th-12th grade Accommodations

Jaymie Lewis