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Act and Special Accommodations

cheetahgirl121cheetahgirl121 Registered User Posts: 139 Junior Member
I have a student who needs to take the ACT and has received accommodations to take the test over multiple days. The problem is they cannot take it on the National test day, their school does not offer individual proctor sessions and ACT does not have a list of additional sites that would proctor this test. What do other students do who need accommodations outside of time and a half? From the few calls I have made only a "school with a counselor" would be allowed to give the test... so prep testing companies are not an option.
Any thoughts? Thanks in advance

Replies to: Act and Special Accommodations

  • LindagafLindagaf Registered User Posts: 8,266 Senior Member
    I suggest contacting other high schools in the area, as they might be able to accommodate the student. Failing that, the parents should contact ACT themselves for suggestions..
  • zannahzannah Registered User Posts: 1,082 Senior Member
    Contact the head of disability accommodations at ACT. Multiple day testing involves more than one day. Rather than speculate, call the department head who can work with you on resolving this problem.
  • cheetahgirl121cheetahgirl121 Registered User Posts: 139 Junior Member
    @zannah I did contact ACT and spoke with the disabilities representative who then talked to the head of ACT. According to them their only responsibility is to give the accommodations... it is up to the individual schools to provide the proctors.
    @Lindagaf I called several schools in our area and none were willing to proctor the ACT over multiple days. I was hoping that someone on this forum had gone through this situation before and had some better resources or ideas on how to deal with this problem. I think if my child went to a private school they might help navigate this for us. Unfortunately, the public school system seems unwilling to step in at least here in Texas.
  • annamomannamom Registered User Posts: 1,379 Senior Member
    I went through this a few years ago. ACT gave me similar answers as yours. They suggested me to contact area schools. I was even at a point to contact a local county college. Finally my kid's school agreed to proctor. My kid was in two private schools, what I found out was that both schools did not like to proctor the standardized test. They scheduled her in taking more than one a day. One of the counselors kept on telling my kid that her score was good enough and she shouldn't be taking it any more.

    I think the kid is not in public school, right? If the kid is not in public school, I think your best bet is to contact the kid's local public school, as they may have other kids taking the multiple days and can add your student in.
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