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ACT/SAT Accommodations

SAT Accommodations

Students with a documented disability (LD, Dyslexia, ADHD, or Dysgraphia, for example) are eligible to receive accommodations on the SAT. Some of the accommodations that are allowed include:

– Extended time (50%-100%)
– Extra/extended breaks
– Writer/Scribe for Writing Exam
– Accommodated answer sheet
– Reader
– Fewer items on a page
– Use of highlighter
– Colored overlays
– Small group setting
– Private room

How do you receive accommodations?

SAT requires you to apply for accommodated testing separate from your regular registration. There are several guidelines that must be met in order to receive accommodations. Some of those guidelines include:

– Have a disability that necessitates accommodated testing
– Documentation of the disability that is within the last 5 years.
– Receive and use the requested accommodations, due to the disability, on school-based tests for four school months

 ACT Accommodations

ACT also offers accommodations to students who have a documented disability. Their accommodation program looks a little different. Accommodations offered at a “National Test
Center” include:

– Large type test booklet (18pt font)
– Printed copy of spoken instructions
– Preferential seating
– 50% more extended time
The following accommodations require you
to find a Special Testing Center in your area:
– More than 50% extended time
– Reader or require Braille format
– Computer or scribe for writing test
– Alternate response mode (oral responses)

How do you receive accommodations for the ACT?

ACT requires that you first register for your desired ACT date, then send in a separate request for accommodations. Like SAT, there are guidelines that must be met in order to be considered for an accommodated test:

– Have a disability that necessitates accommodated testing
– Documentation of the disability that is within the last 3 years
– Currently receive and use the requested accommodation

Diagnostic Learning Services offers specific evaluations that meet ACT/SAT documentation requirements.  In addition, we will use the assessment information to makes relevant recommendations for both school and home. Call today for more information about how we can assist in the process of requesting ACT/SAT accommodations.

Diagnostic Learning Services has been assessing children and adults since 2004. We have locations in DFW, Houston, The Woodlands, and Austin. Call today to see how we can help!

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