Procedures for students who have official accommodation forms
The following guidelines are for students who wish to utilize academic accommodations at Woodward Academy and on standardized testing - PSAT, SAT, ACT and AP Exams.
1. The student must submit report of current (within the past five years) psycho-educational evaluation to the Transition Office (Front door of Woodward Hall).
2. If the report supports the requested accommodation, personnel in the Transition Office will contact the student when the Form is ready. (From the date the report is submitted, the Office has two weeks to complete the accommodation Form.) If a report does not support the requested accommodation, the parent will be contacted.
3. When the student picks up the Accommodation Form, he/she will sign the Form, as well as have a parent and a teacher sign the Form. This form must be processed every year and should be picked up by the student the first weeks of school and/or each semester.
4. The student will then return the signed Form to the Transition Office and receive copies of the Form (one for each current teacher). He/she will be also be given an Acknowledgement of Receipt Form to be signed by each teacher.
5. When the student presents the Official Accommodation Form to each teacher, he/she should discuss with the teacher the procedures to follow in that class to take advantage of the stated accommodations.
6. The Acknowledgement of Receipt Form must be returned to the Transition Office.
7. Students have the responsibility of reminding the teacher each time a test is given that he/she may need extra time.
8. On test/quizzes that are given during a regular class period, students may have 50% more time than is allowed under un-timed conditions. On semester exams, students may have 100% more time than is regularly allowed.
9. Each year the student is enrolled in Woodward Academy, he/she has the responsibility of delivering Accommodation Forms to each teacher. The Transition Office will provide the Forms as long as the psycho-educational evaluation remains current (within five years). In the event of new testing, a copy of the report should be submitted to the Transition Office, and the Accommodation Form will be updated based on the results.
PSAT, SAT, ACT, and AP Exams
10. Students who wish to apply for accommodations with The College Board must have received the same accommodations at Woodward for at least four months.
11. Students must contact the Transition Office for a "consendt From for Request for Accommodations" form. The application must be completed and sent to the Transition Office for processing with the College Board for their review and determination of granting accommodations for PSAT, SAT and AP exams. The processes must be completed at least seven to eight (7 to 8) weeks prior to taking the first of these exams.
12. After the student has been approved for non-standard testing by ETS, students can register online for each test. In order to make arrangements for the administration of the test, THE TRANSITION OFFICE MUST BE NOTIFIED OF THE REGISTRATION AND THE ACCOMMODATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN REQUESTED EACH TIME A STUDENT REGISTERS FOR A NON-STANDARD TEST.
13. As stated in #9, Psycho-educational evaluations must be kept current (within the past five years) to retain ETS accommodations.
14. Applications for Extended Time Testing and Special Testing for the ACT can be downloaded at ACT.org. Once you have completed your section of the application, it should be sent to the Transition Office for processing. This form must be completed and mailed at least eight (8) weeks prior to taking the ACT exam. A test date must be set with the Transition Office. The non-standard test is not always given on the national test date. ACT requires that evaluation be current within 3 (three) years.
School can reasonably offer students include:
1. The use of laptop computers in the classroom.
2. With permission from the instructor, the use of tape recorders in the classroom.
3. Assistance with note taking.
4. Extended time for students to complete tests and classroom assignments. Tests are to be completed by the end of the day of the test. Completion of testing is not to carry over to the next day. Students with extended time accommodations may receive up to 50% additional time on in class quizzes and tests and 100% additional time on semester exams.
5. Electronic aid for spelling, such as the Franklin Speller.
6. In cases of extreme disability in a given area, alterations in course requirements may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
7. Oral reading and/or interpretation of directions and test questions at the discretion of the instructor.