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Standardized Testing Accommodations

General PARC Protocol

The different governing bodies have different rules which can get complicated and confusing. Please note that SIA students requiring individualized instruction different from the other examinees must be granted permission by the PARC Director and may be requested to provide documented need from an appropriate neuropsychologist or psychologist. Per standardized testing accommodation guidelines, students with documented learning differences, who are taking the examinations with accommodations in PARC typically complete all exams on a weekend. If it is 50% extended time, it is completed on a Saturday OR Sunday. If it is 100% extended time, it is completed on a Saturday AND Sunday. If it is the ACT, the exam can be both Saturday AND Sunday when the given time code allows for multiple days.

SAT Testing Accommodations Protocol

  • SAT exams must be completed in one day for 50% extended time.
  • SAT exams for 100% extended time must be completed in two consecutive days.
  • No exams may be given outside of a four-day window, starting on the Saturday of the issued exam date.
  • Proctors must be the same for each day tested, one for each group and test type (essay vs. no essay).

ACT Testing Accommodations Protocol

  • ACT exams allow for a three-week window to complete; however, all students under the same time code must complete the exam sections at the same time and within the same group.
  • Proctors must be the same for all sections of the exam.
  • ACT currently has up to 7 different time code options, but they assign the students the time codes based on their evaluations.
  • ACT tests must be administered in order starting with Test 1.
  • ACT testing does not have to be on consecutive days.
  • ACT requires group administration for examinees with similar accommodations and are authorized for the same time code when possible.
  • SIA students requiring individualized instruction different from the other examinees must be granted permission by the PARC Director and may be requested to provide documented need from an appropriate neuropsychologist or psychologist.