Oh no--are you being tested for IBD too, or was the test for something else?
This is so true - and I say that as a teacher as well as a parent! You absolutely have to have 504 because there really is one tough teacher...often the gym teacher :yrollseyes: (which is just beyond ridiculous to me).And yes, I would like to believe that most teachers are decent, caring humans and would entertain a conversation with a student independent of any 504 plan but we all know there is always one in the crowd. Plus T's school is ginormous and the teachers don't really get to know the kids all that well and there is a good sized population there who are always working the angles or just downright irresponsible so I wouldn't even blame them if they didn't quite buy an "I'm sick" story without an actual 504.
This is true for state testing in our state - M hated it. The state testing is pretty easy - it's like 9th grade math and English. So she most definitely did not need extra time. She actually had to get a letter to say in writing that she did not want to use her accommodations for this test and she wanted to test with her classmates - not with students who were getting 1.5x-2x the normal time.The guidance counselor told T that if you get extended time and you finish early you still have to sit there until the time allotted is up. T was like, "No way, I'm out" and wanted to drop that but she is just a sophomore and I told here "No way, you never know what might happen in the future".
I'm really shocked to hear this - I can understand extra time because that they really do not like to give out. But extra breaks or stop-the-clock bathroom breaks?? That should be a no-brainer with IBD . I'm shocked - that was one accommodation we never got pushback for.College board denied O extra time or stop the clock testing and she was going to the bathroom like 4 times an hour.
It does not transfer automatically or anything like that. I meant that it helps with the Office of Disabilities - it is easier to get accommodations if you can have a doctor say the child (and by child I mean young adult!) has had these accommodations for years and they have helped the child succeed, and very importantly, that the child still requires them in order to succeed.504 does NOT transfer to college though
Helps some with office of disabilities but 504 is purely K-12
Not college at all
pdx, She will likely be in a room of kids with various accommodations for the SAT. Most kids will have extra time instead of extra breaks for stretching (for arthritis) or stop-the-clock bathroom breaks (for IBD). My daughter took the SAT 3 times and we were lucky that it was offered at our high school. Each time she got a teacher who knew her as the proctor, which made her feel better about asking for extra breaks (familiar faces make the experience less scary I think!).The SAT is given at testing centers, rather than at the school, so I will be sure to check in with the center ahead of time to make sure that she is given the correct accommodations.
And I know I should be responsible and talk to her school about the accommodation issues just so that they are more careful about it in the future...