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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 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

November SAT

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.