Standardized Testing: Accommodations

If a student currently receives accommodations at Saint Ann’s due to a formally diagnosed and documented learning difference, they are eligible to apply for testing accommodations. There are two separate application processes; one for tests administered by College Board, and one for tests administered by ACT. Thus, having been approved for the latter does not mean that they are guaranteed approval on the former and vice versa.

**Please note, when applying for testing accommodations through these organizations, there is no guarantee that your child’s application will be automatically approved. The College Board and the ACT have, of late, become much more stringent in their interpretation of the severity of impact of a learning disability or other health impairment on a child’s academic performance.

Initial Steps
When first applying for testing accommodations, families must contact Sarah Drake, Testing Accommodations Coordinator, to meet to discuss a plan for applying for accommodations.

Registering After Approved Accommodations are in Place:

For College Board Tests, indicate upon registering that accommodations have already been approved.

For ACT, students must register for a test date prior to requesting accommodations. Please follow this sequence:

1. Create a new account/Log into an existing account you have created at
2. When asked if you will be requesting testing accommodations, answer “Yes” (National Extended Time is for time-and-one-half accommodation; Special Testing is for any other additional accommodations).  Then complete your registration, pay the fee and take note of your student’s ACT ID number and/or TAA PIN.
3. Contact Sarah Drake to let her know you would like to apply for testing accommodations.

Your child will then receive an email stating that the payment has been received.  For students with “Special Testing”, this email should also be forwarded to Sarah Richards so that she may order the test.