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Jennifer A. Graves
ACT EXTENDED TIME
To request extended time on the ACT, a student must meet the following criteria:
1. The student must have a written diagnosis by a qualified professional with credentials appropriate to the disability. The documentation of the diagnosis that is no older than three years old (September 2097) must be included in the student's permanent record file at Briarcrest Christian High School.
2. The student enrolled in Educational Support Services (ESS) must have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for the current school year that documents that ALL requested accommodations are provided at his/her school. At BCHS, our Office for ESS works with these students and keeps each student's IEP up-to-date. (If a student is not currently enrolled in the ESS Program with an IEP, he/she must still have up-to-date documentation on file at BCHS and also must currently be receiving extended time accommodations in his/her English, math, science and social studies classes.)
National Testing Extended Time
This testing format is recommended for ESS seniors and other students who meet criteria given above who want extended time at any of the national testing sites on one Saturday morning session. (Briarcrest is one of the national sites.) Student must register online for the ACT and bring a copy of the admission ticket to accompany the "Application for Extended Time" which must be mailed from either the Guidance Department or the ESS Office.
The next 2012-2013 National ACT date for which BCHS student may apply for extended time is October 27, 2012. The National ACT postmark deadline is September 12, 2012. Students must go to www.actstudent.org to create your ACT web account, complete and pay the registration fee and print your admission ticket. Bring a copy of your admission ticket along with a separate application for extended-time testing (Mrs. Graves has these forms.) to Mrs. Graves NO LATER THAN THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2012.
Special Testing Extended Time
This testing format is recommended for students in ESS/Inclusion who want extended time on two Saturday morning sessions. These students' documented disabilities require accommodations that cannot be provided at a national test center. It will be offered at BCHS on two Saturdays in the spring of 2013. Students do not complete the standard ACT registration packet, but pick up "The Application for Special Testing" from Mrs. Graves early in December.
STUDENTS WHO ARE INTERESTED IN EITHER OF THESE OPTIONS NEED TO COME TO THE GUIDANCE DEP'T. AND REGISTER THEIR REQUESTS WITH MRS. GRAVES. (This needs to be completed as soon as possible because test materials cannot be ordered until a student's request for Extended Time or Special Testing has been approved by the ACT staff.) Please understand that ACT, not Briarcrest personnel, grants Extended Time Testing.