Do you or a loved one need accommodations for extended time on a standardized test? Would extra time testing help you succeed? Are you looking for possible centers in New York that provide extended time testing?
Before a student is accepted into a university or graduate school, they must sit for the LSAT, MCAT, GMAT, GRE, or SAT/ACT (among others).
Standardized exams have a huge impact on the admissions process. Demonstrating all you know can be difficult with a learning disability, especially if you work slowly or have ADHD. Because of this, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) allows for extra time on tests. Extended time testing or extra time testing varies from time-and-a-half to double time.
We specialize in providing complete testing in New York for extended time on common standardized tests. We also provide neuropsychological reports to send to the board for appropriate accommodations. If you have a diagnosis of Anxiety, ASD, ADD/ADHD, etc. and demonstrate significant difficulties due to this disability, the board should provide you with accommodations.
The Sachs Center is very successful in helping our clients demonstrate the need for extended time on tests. We thoroughly understand both the College Boards requirements and the ADA laws which require the College Board to provide accommodations.
We are unique in that we have Sunday hours and can often turn the report around in a week, which will speed up the process of getting necessary accommodations.
Here are links to the college board website on the subject for extra time testing:
Testing for Extended Time
What can you do before our evaluation in order to document a need for extended time?
Maintain excellent school records: report cards, IEPs, psychoeducational evaluations, and reports from teachers who have observed you or your child’s use and need for more time in the classroom. These are essential to include in your evaluation. In addition to school reports, include medical reports or letters from previous doctors or psychiatrists indicating a diagnosis of ADHD or learning disability. If you received extended time on previous standardized tests, this documentation is also important to prove that your problems working quickly are long-standing, chronic, and continuous.
As a student, understand and be able to explain how your disability leads to your need for more time. Advocate for yourself. Understand your strengths and needs. Have a learning specialist, educational specialist, school psychologist, or clinical psychologist review your diagnostic test scores with you so you understand them. Discover what kind of learner you are. Have information ready about your testing for extended time.
Accommodations for School and Standardized Testing
Disabilities for students are usually determined through testing by a psychologist, psychiatrist, or physician. Students with disabilities are often eligible for accommodations at school and/or during standardized testing.
Accommodations at school may include, but are not limited to:
- Smaller quantities of homework
- Additional time to complete homework
- Changes in seating or school/testing environment
- Grouping by ability
- Organizational changes in the classroom and home
- Time management assistance in the classroom and home
- A “shadow” or one-on-one companion
- Ongoing feedback
- Permission to provide oral (rather than written) responses where appropriate to demonstrate comprehension
- Assistive technology, when available
For standardized testing (i.e. PSAT, SAT, GRE, LSAT, or MCAT), the Special Accommodations may include, but are not limited to:
- Extended time during testing
- Use of a computer
- Accommodations for students with hearing impairments
- Extra or extended breaks
- Adjustments to test presentation
- Modifications of allowable responses to the test
- Alterations in timing and scheduling of the test
- Changes to testing environment
Come to our convenient location in New York for extended time testing today to give yourself or your loved one an equitable chance for the testing that is causing unnecessary obstacles in your life.