Jesuit High School Standardized Testing Accommodations Submission Policy (PSAT/SAT/ACT)
In order for students to take standardized tests such as the PSAT/SAT/ACT with extended-time, students must:
- Have documentation that meets the requirements of the SAT/ACT organizations
- Including both cognitive and achievement testing (psycho-educational evaluation).
- Current as defined by the SAT is documentation that is updated every five years.
- Current as defined by the ACT is documentation that is updated every three years.
- Have a Formal Written Plan developed through the Academic Support Center.
- Each family must meet with the ASC director AND provide learning/educational documentation to the ASC director.
- Be using and/or needing extended-time on school-based tests (final exam statistics are tracked through the ASC).
ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a medical diagnosis. It is not currently recognized as a learning disability. Learning documentation regarding ADHD must present clear evidence of needed interventions/accommodations. Failure to finish timed tests cannot be used in isolation to demonstrate impairment.
Jesuit High School will not submit documentation as follows:
- Incomplete (educational evaluations must have cognitive and achievement testing).
- Doctor diagnosis without educational testing as outlined above. A diagnosis of ADHD is not evidence of a need for extended-time. Learning documentation must provide measurable impairment of academic achievement.
Additionally, learning documentation should:
- Clearly state the learning diagnosis with DSM V criteria.
- Present a history of the disabling condition and its impact on learning as well as other functional limitations.
- Provide tests used to reach diagnostic conclusions.
- Provide testing both with and without extended-time.
- Offer explicit recommendations and accommodations based on individual learning needs.
- Include evaluator’s professional credentials.
Please be advised that extended-time accommodations are for students with documented learning disorders as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
School-based interventions and SAT/ACT accommodations may differ. Referrals for educational evaluations are available upon request.
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