SAT/ACT Accommodation Request Procedures for Students with IEP or 504 plans

  • It is important to begin the application process for applying for accommodations for standardized tests early.  Please see your counselor to begin the process.  Accommodation requests for ACT and SAT/AP/PSAT are very different.  Pittsford Sutherland High School will help facilitate this process, however, the decision is solely made by College Board or the ACT and approval is not guaranteed.

    College Board Accommodations (SAT/AP/PSAT):
    We recommend registering for test accommodations no later than the spring of the sophomore yearIf you need additional information, see the College Board link below.

    Please note that:

    • A parent consent form (see link below) must be submitted to Cindy Tyler in the Couseling Office or the student’s counselor.
    • The approval process may take up to 7 weeks.
    • Once approved, the accommodations are in effect for all College Board tests (PSAT/SAT/AP) for the duration of a student's high school tenure.
    • When students register for the SAT online, they will be asked if they will be using accommodations.  They will then be prompted for the College Board SSD number, which can be found on their College Board decision letter or by contacting Cindy Tyler in the Counseling Office.

     

    ACT  Accommodations:
    ACT accommodations are handled differently than through the College Board accommodations.  ACT accommodation requests are made at the time of registration. 

      Please note that:

        • A parent consent form (see link below) must be submitted to Cindy Tyler in the Couseling Office or the student’s counselor.
        • Students must register for the ACT online. When registering, students will be asked if they are using accommodations. If so, an email will be generated to the student indicating that they must forward the email to the school (Cindy Tyler or the counselor). We must receive the email and the ACT Consent form at least one week prior to the regular ACT deadline (not the late registration deadline).
        • Extended Time National Testing is for students whose only accommodation is 50% more time.  Students with 50% more time will test on the national test date. 
        • Special Testing is for students with other types of accommodations (100% - double time, use of computer, use of a reader, writing in test book, etc.).  

          IMPORTANT:  Any time a student re-takes the ACT, you must forward the email from the ACT to Cindy Tyler so that she can assign the student to the new test date.

    Please Contact Cindy Tyler in the Counseling Office if you have any questions:

    Cynthia_tyler@pittsford.monroe.edu, 585-267-1117

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