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Welcome to the MyLD Parents Center. Parents are encouraged to browse our library of articles and resources that provide education on, support for, and tips regarding learning disabilities and navigating school and special education systems.
- Reviewing IEP's http://www.ncld.org/learning-disability-resources/checklists-worksheets/iep-checklist-for-parents
- Talking to Teachers http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/learning-disabilities/supporting-your-child/collaborating-with-teachers/
- VIDEO: http://www.ncld.org/learning-disability-resources/videos/video-effective-strategies-for-parents-teachers-communication
The Most Common Accommodations (SAT)
- Mental Health, Technology, Early Intervention, Parent Guides- http://ldaamerica.org/parents/
- Ed Pubs- Latest research for education and learning disabilities, access to free brochures and guides for parents
- Homework help, Parenting Dilemmas, Health and Behavior, Learning Disabilities, and free Worksheets and Activities http://www.greatschools.org/special-education.topic?content=1541
- Get Involved: National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education- http://www.ncpie.org/DisabilitiesEducation/
- Family Support- http://www.ncld.org/parents-child-disabilities/family-coping-ld
Available Test Dates
|Test Date||Test||Registration||Late Registration||Multiple Choice Scores Available|
|July 14, 2018||ACT (Not Offered in CA and NY)||June 15, 2018||June 22, 2018||AprilJuly 23 - August 6, 2018|
|August 25, 2018||SAT & Subject Tests||July 27, 2018||August 15, 2018||September 18, 2018|
|September 8, 2018||ACT||Aug 10, 2018||August 26, 2018||September 18 - October 2, 2018|
|October 6, 2018||SAT & Subject Tests||September 7, 2018||September 26, 2018||October 19 - 25, 2018|
|October 27, 2018||ACT||September 28, 2018||October 14, 2018||November 13 - 27, 2018|
|November 3, 2018||SAT & Subject Tests||October 5, 2018||October 24, 2018||November 16 - 22, 2018|
|December 1, 2018||SAT & Subject Tests||November 2, 2018||November 20, 2018||December 14 - 20, 2018|
|December 8, 2018||ACT||November 2, 2018||November 19, 2018||December 18, 2018 - January 1, 2019|
|February 9, 2019||ACT||January 11, 2019||January 18, 2019||February 19 - March 5, 2019|
|March 9, 2019||SAT||February 8, 2019||February 27, 2019||March 22 - 28, 2019|
|April 13, 2019||ACT||March 8, 2019||March 25, 2019||April 23 - May 7, 2019|
|May 4, 2019||SAT & Subject Tests||April 5, 2019||April 24, 2019||May 17 - 23, 2019|
|June 1, 2019||SAT & Subject Tests||May 3, 2019||May 22, 2019||July 10, 2019|
|June 8, 2019||ACT||May 3, 2019||May 20, 2019||June 18 - July 2, 2019|
|August 24, 2019*||SAT & Subject Tests||July 26, 2019||August 14, 2019||September 17, 2019|
|September 14, 2019*||ACT||Aug 16, 2019||August 31, 2019||September 24 - October 8, 2019|
|October 5, 2019*||SAT & Subject Tests||September 6, 2019||September 25, 2019||October 18 - 24, 2019|
|October 26, 2019*||ACT||September 27, 2019||October 13, 2019||November 12 - 26, 2019|
|November 2, 2019*||SAT & Subject Tests||October 4, 2019||October 23, 2019||November 15 - 21, 2019|
|December 7, 2019*||SAT & Subject Tests||November 8, 2019||November 26, 2019||December 16 - 26, 2019|
|December 14, 2019*||ACT||November 8, 2019||November 25, 2019||December 24, 2019 - January 7, 2020|
|February 8, 2020*||ACT||January 10, 2020||January 17, 2020||February 18 - March 4, 2020|
|March 14, 2020*||SAT||February 13, 2020||March 3, 2020||March 27 - April 2, 2020|
|April 4, 2020*||ACT||February 28, 2020||March 16, 2020||April 14 - 28, 2020|
|May 2, 2020*||SAT & Subject Tests||April 3, 2020||April 22, 2020||May 15 - 21, 2020|
|June 6, 2020*||SAT & Subject Tests||May 8, 2020||May 27, 2020||July 15, 2020|
|June 13, 2020*||ACT||May 8, 2020||May 25, 2020||June 23 - July 7, 2020|
|July 18, 2020*||ACT (Not Offered in CA and NY)||June 19, 2020||June 29, 2020||July 28 - August 11, 2020|
ACT: NATIONAL TEST DATES (US)
SAT: ACCOMMODATIONS / RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS & PARENTS
ACT ONLINE RESOURCES & PREP
ACT: WHAT TO BRING ON TEST DAY
ACT: STUDENT WEB SERVICES LOG-IN
ACT ACADEMY ONLINE PRACTICE
ACT: 2018/2019 PRACTICE TEST
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We have gathered informative and inspirational articles for students, parents and tutors. The articles are categorized by category below.
Accommodations for Testing
Accommodations are nothing to be ashamed of. They are meant to make the SAT more accurate for each individual that is assessed. Since the SAT is one of the most important evaluations considered by colleges when applying for admission, it is critical that each test-taker gets a fair opportunity to perform to their full potential. In order to achieve this relative equality on this standardize test, students must advocate for themselves by simulating the environment that allows for the best possible performance. For some people, this simply means preparing and learning various strategies or ways of navigating the test, while for others it means utilizing accommodations that are available to them. It is essential to know that these accommodations are not handicaps in any way, rather they are highly valued by both the College Board test makers and colleges because they provide a better representation of prospective students academic capabilities.
The Most Common Accommodations (SAT)
Students can be allowed extra time on the test. Test-takers can have time extended by 50% or time-and-a-half, 100% or double time or time can be unlimited. In other words, if a student is allowed double time, for example, then calculate each section length by simply doubling it. The complete test becomes much longer and is often split up between days. A test with double time ends up over seven hours long.
In addition to extended time, test-takers can have other changes applied to their test schedule. Tests can be spread over more than one day, especially when extended time has made the test very long. Extended breaks or more frequent breaks can also be provided. Finally, the time of day the test is administered can be changed.
most students who receive accommodations are given private rooms to take the test in. This is because each test is administered by a proctor who follows a particular time schedule. So, students with extended time will be with other students who are taking a test of the same length or they will be provided with a room of their own. Environment changes are meant to make the test site more conducive or allow for other accommodations, like test readers for example. In addition to private or semi-private rooms, changes include special lighting, special acoustics, rearranged seating and special test sites.
For students who have difficulty with written instructions, the test can be read by a computer or a person. Depending on the processing issue and need for assistance, the test instructions can be read for each section or the entire test can be read.
Students who have difficulty with writing or filling in answers can have assistance in a variety of ways. Test-takers can use a computer to type the essay or answers, they can be allowed to record answers in the test booklet, highlight answers, use special large-print answer sheets or dictate answers.
The test itself can be changed to accommodate students specific needs. These modifications include larger print in the test booklet, less questions per page or colored paper.
***These accommodations are the most common; however they are not the only change available. The SAT test-makers know that every learner is different and that accommodations are meant to make the test more realistic for each individual taking it.
In order to be eligible for any accommodation, students must be officially evaluated and diagnosed with a learning disability. When a professional determines that a student has a learning disability, they recommend the appropriate accommodations for school and for standardized tests like to SAT. This evaluation can also be part of determining an Individualized Education Plan ( IEP), a long term plan to meet all of a student's needs. You may already have an idea about what accommodations you need, which is helpful to express to those who evaluate you, so that they can decided on specific recommendations. After being evaluated and getting an official recommendation, students need to apply for the specific accommodations in order to register them with the College Board.
If you HAVE school Accommodations: If you are using accommodations at school, then the application process should be pretty simple as you will already have documentation on file citing your needs. If you have accommodations, but have not used them at school for four months before applying for them, then its like not having them at all. If you have been using them at school for four months at school, then you should expect to receive similar accommodations after applying. However, it is important to remember that you must register well in advance.
If you DON'T HAVE school Accommodations: You might still be completely eligible for accommodations, but you will need to complete the entire eligibility review process, which needs to be started many months in advance. The deadline for all paper work is six weeks before the test. The direct number for the College Board Office of Services for Students with Disabilities is 609-771-7137.
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