I've read the older threads on this topic, but since the policy changed in May of 2016 I'm wondering what experiences parents have had over the past year. My daughter has been on an IEP since age 3, initially "communication disorder" later changed at age 9 to Aspergers. In 5th grade, we switched her to a small private school where we felt she would get the accommodations she needed with less of the stigma and social nightmare of the public school. Good decision - she has thrived. Her school has had her on an accommodation plan which includes extended time, repeating instructions, and organizational help. The school has never requested, and so we have never sought, a re-evaluation. So her last round of neuropsych testing was nine years ago.
We had no trouble getting extended time on the SAT. Her score jumped 110 points from the PSAT, which was without extended time. The new college board policy is "If they get it in school, it's approved". Based on practice tests, I think she will do better on the ACT, though, so we are applying for accommodations. My question to parents -- what can I send in place of current testing? We have neither the time nor the money for a full round of testing. The town declined, saying she's eligible for a 504 based on her diagnosis, and they would only test to see if interventions were needed, not to confirm a diagnosis. I can send documentation from age 4 to show it's a long- standing disability. I have her last IEP from grade 4 that includes extended time (again, showing its long-standing). I can send her current ed plan which includes extended time. I can send her neuropsych testing from age 9 when she was diagnosed with Aspergers. What I lack is anything current (other than her current ed plan).
Suggestions? Your experiences?
Thanks in advance!