Students with a documented disability may be eligible to take the PSAT, SAT, SAT Subject Test, or ACT with accommodations (such as extended time). To be eligible, students must:
Have a disability that necessitates testing accommodations.
Have documentation on file at school (a professional evaluation) that supports the need for accommodations. Documentation must be current (completed within three years of the test date).
Receive and utilize the requested accommodation, due to the disability, for Blake tests (course tests, exams, standardized tests, etc.)
Complete an Eligibility Form (SAT and ACT only).
The Professional Evaluation from the Qualified Professional (usually a licensed psychologist) must:
- State the specific disability as diagnosed.
- Be current (in most cases, the evaluation should be completed within three years of the request for accommodation).
- Provide relevant educational, developmental, and medical history.
- Describe the comprehensive testing and techniques used to arrive at the diagnosis (including evaluation date and test results with subtest scores from measures of cognitive ability, current academic achievement, and information processing).
- Describe the functional limitations supported by the test results.
- Describe the specific accommodations requested and state why the disability qualifies the student for such accommodations requested on standardized test.
- Establish the professional credentials of the evaluator, including information about license or certification and area of specialization.
For Extended time on the SAT or SAT Subject Test, a student must first meet with Marilyn Marn and complete the College Board's "Student Eligibility Form." This form must be completed at least seven weeks prior to the test date and must accompany a registration for SAT testing. Only one eligibility form need be completed on each student. Once approved it then covers all College Board testing for the student. Registration for Nonstandard Administration is by mail only.
ACT requires students to complete a separate application form for Extended Time Testing. The College Counselors will assist the student with this process. This process should begin at least six weeks prior to the test date.