Extended Time Testing
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STEPS FOR 8TH GRADE PARENTS TO FOLLOW IN REQUESTING EXTENDED TIME TESTING FOR  THE HIGH SCHOOL PLACEMENT TEST

1. Provide the Director of Admissions with a copy of the most recent psychoeducational evaluation  by a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist (dated no earlier than the student's fifth grade year).  Recommendations by educational specialists who are not licensed psychologists or psychiatrists are not accepted.

2.  The documentation is needed at least one week before the test date.  Approved students will be allowed up to 50% additional time for the HSPT.

EXTENDED TIME TESTING FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS  

Students with appropriate documentation may apply for extended time for the PSAT/NMSQT, ACT, SAT Reasoning Test, SAT Subjects Tests, and Advanced Placement Exams at designated test centers.  These tests are administered on the national test dates established by the testing agencies.  CBHS is a test center for the PSAT/NMSQT, ACT (all dates except the June test), and Advanced Placement Exams.  Other local high schools and colleges serve as test centers for the SAT Reasoning Test and SAT Subject Tests.  The national test dates and names of all test centers are listed in the test registration booklets available in the Counseling Center.

        STEPS FOR HIGH SCHOOL PARENTS/STUDENTS  TO FOLLOW IN REQUESTING EXTENDED TIME CENTER TESTING

1.  The parents should present a current psychoeducational evaluation to their son's counselor.  ACT    normally requires that this evaluation be done no earlier than three years prior to the request for extended time testing, and SAT requires that this evaluation be done no earlier than five years prior to the request for extended time testing.     If this is a re-evaluation, the original psychoeducational evaluation should also be provided.  This documentation should be given to the counselor during freshman year or as soon as possible.   New  requests for extended time testing will not be processed after the end of the junior year.  The counselor can provide a list of local psychologists if updated testing is needed.  Further information about the differences in request procedures for ACT and SAT and the documentation required for extended time testing   is available from the counselor.   Based on the diagnosis and recommendations in the psychoeducational evaluation, the counselor will inform the student's teachers of recommended classroom strategies and accommodations.  LD Documentation

See LD Documentation  and ADHD Documentation for specific criteria.

2.  For the PSAT/NMSQT parents should contact the counselor by mid-April of sophomore year  to begin the paper work required for requesting extended time testing for the PSAT in October of junior year. For the ACT and SAT the parents or student should contact the counselor at least ten weeks  prior to the desired test date to begin the paper work required for requesting extended time testing.  This assumes that the required documentation is already on file. The counselor will have the necessary forms for the current school year and will guide the parent and student through the application process.  In addition to the standard registration form to be completed by the student, the counselor must complete an extended time request form. It will ask for information from the psychoeducational evaluation, evidence of school accommodations for the disability, and the signatures of the student, parent, and counselor. 

3. In completing the necessary forms, the counselor will interview the student regarding accommodations and special services received in previous grades and during the current school year as a result of the disability.

INDIVIDUALIZED SCHOOL TESTING

Although it is rare to get approval for school testing, individualized extended time testing may be administered over multiple days at CBHS by a counselor for the ACT, SAT Reasoning Test, and SAT Subject Tests  if specified conditions are met.  Dates will vary but must be approved by the testing agency.  This type of testing accommodation is designed for students with documented visual or hearing impairments, physical handicaps that affect testing performance, and/or multiple or severe learning disabilities that necessitate special assistance in the testing process, for example, large print test or magnifier, tape player or reader, computer or writer.   ACT and SAT have slightly different criteria for approving school testing administered over multiple days.  In general, such approval is granted when a student has typically received more than 50%-100% of the normal time for classroom tests and exams, has regularly used one of the aforementioned types of assistance, or when special circumstances  result in an appeal being granted.  All steps outlined above must be followed for requests for school testing over multiple days.                                                                                                

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