Just curious. I knew two kids (hs class of 2011) whose parents worked like crazy to get them accommodations on their SAT's and ACT's. They both got a bunch of extra time on the tests. They ended up doing pretty well on the tests, got into better schools than anybody expected, went to those schools and totally flamed out (both kids, different schools).
Just wondering about an informal survey here: Did kids who got accommodations on college board tests end up as successful college students?
Also wondering if the majority of people who pursue accommodations for their kids are wealthy upper middle class types from privileged backgrounds who know how to work the system?
Both kids were given accommodations for ADD/ADHD issues. I knew these kids, they were not interested in working hard, they were screw offs, and they totally thought they'd scammed the system with the extra time on the tests. Both parents pursued the accommodations appeals into college, but at that point neither kid was interested in doing any work at all. Both sets of parents lost a year's tuition trying to make it work. Now their kids are back at home (one working a menial job, one not working at all). Their hs peers are all starting junior year, halfway done with undergrad.
I just was wondering, if they had just taken the tests without the accommodations, would they have scored in such a way that the colleges they then looked at attending were a better fit for their abilities?