Monday, January 9, 2017
College Board Test Accommodations Now Allowed
As of New Year's Day, high school students with disabilities will more likely be granted accommodations for College Board tests such as the SAT and ACT. Last year, there were many complaints about requests for test accommodations being denied, making the tests more difficult and stressful for those taking them. Under College Board's new policy, students can ask for accommodations such as extended time and the use of a computer to type essays and short-answer responses, provided they are included in their IEP or 504 plan. Now, students with disabilities have a better chance of scoring well on tests. For more information, go to http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2016/12/14/college-board-expands-test-supports-for-special.html.