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My DD was denied extended time for the ACT. They instead gave her "special testing" accomodation so that she could take the test over several days with standard time, but this does not address her needs!
She has processing delays and neurological issues that mean that she needs extra time, both for processing and for handwriting. They don't feel that her reports indicate a need, and say that a calculator is all that's needed to accomodate the processing delays for math. The calculator doesn't cut it! The problem with math is that everything is in slow motion - from figuring out what the problem is, to figuring out the steps to solve it. The calculator helps with basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, but that doesn't recognize that all of it takes time.
They also penalize her because she is a very smart kid. Before she got sick, she was testing in the 99th percentile and so now, even though she tests out much lower, she is still within "average range" and therefore not accomodated.
This kid didn't ask to get sick, and it's just so unfair! I just want to cry. :(