Standardized exams are high stakes. Your future depends upon your test scores.
If you are diagnosed with a condition which penalizes you for slow performance, you may be given significantly more time in the classroom for exams, or on standardized tests such as the SAT, GRE, ACT, LSAT, MCAT, GMAT or USMLE as well as classroom accommodations in school or university.
Persons with diagnosis of a learning disability, ADHD, or cognitive disorder such as slow speed of information processing may be given time and a half or double the normal time to take their examination.
In order to be considered for additional time (or other accommodations), testing agencies have a complex set of requirements that you must provide. They require a current, comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation (sometimes called a psychoeducational evaluation or psychological testing) in which specific required tests are administered, normed according to their guidelines, and reported in a format they may specify. The report must include specific information about your condition and history. Unless these instructions are carefully followed, the professional report will be rejected by the testing agency and you will be denied accommodations.
A letter from your doctor or physician is not adequate. Your request must be accompanied by a comprehensive neuropsychological (sometimes called psychoeducational) evaluation with test scores provided. Because agencies are very specific in their requirements, it is essential you go to a professional who has considerable expertise in this area, otherwise you risk your request being rejected.
At the Center for Cognitive Assessment, we perform several of these evaluations each week and have evaluated thousands of persons for accommodations. Our reports are produced by a Board Certified Neuropsychologist who specializes in this work.
We also guide you in putting your information together for the school, college/university or testing agency so that you have the best advantage with your request for accommodations.
I rec’d an email from the ACT. (Patient) was approved for extended time!!
Much appreciation for your efforts. When Andrea has time we will appreciate it if she can mail back to me (Patient’s) records.
Thank you again. We are all so happy!