Academics

Testing and Accommodations

Testing and Accommodations

Please note: Because of test security enhancements, students MUST bring the registration ticket and an acceptable photo ID to the test center. Students who fail to provide BOTH documents will be unable to take the ACT or SAT that day.

 

2017 - 2018 SAT Sunday Testing Dates and Registration Deadlines

SAT Sunday Test Dates

Test Given

Registration Deadline/Late Registration (with fee)

August 27, 2017

SAT & Subject Tests

July 28, 2017/August 8, 2017

October 8, 2017

SAT & Subject Tests

September 8, 2017/September 19, 2017

November 5, 2017

SAT & Subject Tests

October 5, 2017/October 17, 2017

December 3, 2017

SAT & Subject Tests

November 2, 2017/November 21, 2017

March 11, 2018

SAT Only

February 9, 2018/February 20, 2017

May 6, 2018

SAT & Subject Tests

April 6, 2018/April 17, 2018

June 3, 2018

SAT & Subject Tests

May 3, 2018/May 15, 2018

Registering for the SAT and SAT Subject Tests

As a first time Sunday tester for a College Board test you will need to register by mail and include a Clergy Letter (also called a Religious/Sabbath Observance Letter) along with your registration and payment. Registration Forms and Clergy Letters are available in the Guidance Office. Registration materials that are mailed must be postmarked by the College Board published deadlines. The deadlines expire at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

Once you have taken either an SAT Reasoning Test or an SAT Subject Test, you will complete your subsequent test registrations online through your College Board account.

You may take either the SAT Reasoning Test or up to three SAT Subject Tests (MJBHA strongly recommends that students limit the number of Subject Tests to two per test date) on a given SAT test date. The exception is March, when only the SAT Reasoning Test is offered (no Subject Tests). You will indicate which test(s) you are taking on the Registration Form.

When registering, you need to know:

· Our SCHOOL CODE is 210956 and the TESTING CODE (for Sunday testing) is 01000. On your Registration Form, do NOT enter the code of a specific test center.

· Make sure to include the Sabbath Observance Letter with your Registration Form the FIRST time you register for the SAT Reasoning Test or an SAT Subject Test.

· Make sure to include payment (credit card information or check) with your Registration Form.

· Starting with the March 2013 national test date, students must attach an acceptable photo to their Registration Form in the area provided. First-time registrants must mail a photo with their registration form. Do not use a laminated photo (such as on an ID card). Write your full name, date of birth and high school code on the back of your photo, and then tape all four edges of the photo to the form, using transparent tape. Take care not to obscure your face or hair on the photo, or any of the information you have filled in on the Registration Form. Do not use paper clips, staples, or glue.

· Students who are registering online (i.e., students who have already taken a College Board test) must upload their photo by the registration deadline for the test they are taking.

· Always use the exact same name (legal name and NOT Hebrew name), address, and Social Security Number so that the testing agencies and colleges do not create multiple records for you. Failure to provide accurate and consistent information can seriously complicate the college process!

· Once your paper registration is received, you will receive the admission ticket in the mail, as well as an online account (www.collegeboard.org).

20176-2018 Sunday ACT Test Dates and Registration Deadlines

ACT Sunday Test Dates

Test Given

Registration Deadline/Late Registration (with fee)

September 10, 2017

ACT

August 4, 2017/August 18, 2017

October 28, 2017

ACT

September 22, 2017/October 6, 2017

December 9, 2017

ACT

November 3, 2017/November 17, 2017

February 11, 2018

ACT

January 12, 2018/January 19, 2018

April 15, 2018

ACT

March 9, 2018/March 23,2018

June 10, 2018

ACT

May 4, 2018/May 18, 2018

July 15, 2018

ACT

June 15, 2018/June 22, 2018

Registering for the ACT

All students taking the ACT should register for online; unlike the College Board tests, no paper registration is required for Sunday testers. As of October 2012, Sunday testing is no longer reserved for Sabbath observant students. Because the pool of potential Sunday testers has increased greatly, Berman advises students to sign up well in advance of the test date. By clicking on the link, https://services.actstudent.org/OA_HTML/actibeCAcdLogin.jsp, you will be directed to log in and register. First time users will need to create an account.

When registering you will need to know:

· Our SCHOOL CODE is 210956.

· The TEST CENTER CODE. Our most convenient Sunday test centers are:

· 206361 (Charles E. Smith, Rockville, MD)

· 214501 (Beth Tfiloh, Baltimore, MD)

· 243401 (Takoma Academy, Takoma Park, MD)

· 016871 (Washington Adventist University, Takoma Park, MD)

· 006741 (Howard University, Washington, DC)

· See www.actstudent.org for more information on test centers and test dates. (Note: Not every Sunday test center will administer the ACT on every date.)

· Starting with the December 2012 national test date, you are required to submit a photo of yourself for identification purposes. The photo will be printed on your ticket and on the score report ACT sends to your high school. Your photo will be valid for two years from the date it is added to your ACT record. You must upload the photo NO LATER THAN the Tuesday before test day.

· Always use the exact same name (legal name and NOT Hebrew name), address, and Social Security Number so that the testing agencies and colleges do not create multiple records for you. Failure to provide accurate and consistent information can seriously complicate the college process!

Applying for Testing Accommodations

 

College Board Exams (PSAT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests and AP Exams):

The College Board and ACT grant accommodations (including extended time testing) for students with documented learning disabilities. Please be aware that the College Board and ACT have strict rules for granting such accommodations. Only those students for whom there is a current signed document from a physician, psychologist, child study team, and/or learning disability specialist on file at the school, and for whom special provisions for testing are regularly made in school, are eligible for these extended time tests. 

Students applying for College Board accommodations, typically do so in the spring of their 9th grade year. Since the process takes about six to eight weeks, applying in the spring allows the College Board enough time to process the applications before the student’s 10th grade PSAT. Once a student has been approved for accommodations, those accommodations will hold throughout their entire high school career and on all other College Board examinations.

To apply for College Board accommodations:

· A Parent/Guardian Consent Form (found by clicking the link below) needs to be completed and returned to Ms. Lingenfelter (Director of Educational Support Services):

http://www.collegeboard.com/prod_downloads/ssd/Consent_Form.pdf

· Mrs. Schoen will complete the online registration form and submit it to the College Board, along with the student’s testing documentation.  Please note that we are only allowed to apply for the accommodations that the student uses in school (i.e. extended time, extra breaks, reader, etc.).

· Once the College Board reviews the file, it will notify the parents and Ms. Lingenfelter of its decision regarding accommodations.

For additional information and guidelines on applying for accommodations please contact Ms. Lingenfelter at lingenfeltere@mjbha.org or ext. 5547 or visit the College Board Service for Students with Disabilities website at http://professionals.collegeboard.com/testing/ssd.

ACT:

Students applying for accommodations on the ACT will have to do so EVERY time they register for an ACT exam.

To apply for ACT extended time accommodation:

· The student first has to register for an ACT exam.

· Once registered for the exam, the student must bring the following information to Mrs. Folan:

· A copy of their registration ticket (which will be emailed to the student once they have finished the registration).

· A completed “SIDE 1” of the Application for ACT Extended Time, found at http://media.actstudent.org/documents/ext-time.pdf. (Ms. Lingenfelter will complete the rest of the application (Side 2) and submit it to the ACT, along with the students testing documentation.

· Once the ACT reviews the file, the testing agency will notify the student via mail or e-mail. If the student is approved for accommodations, he or she will receive a new admission ticket.

· If the student is testing for a second time and wants to use the same accommodations he or she had in place during the first test, he or she must register online and click the "Yes" button when asked if you want to test again with the same accommodations; those accommodations will be automatically arranged.

To apply for ACT Special Testing Accommodations (100% extended time, testing over multiple days, reader, computer, scribe):

· Student should NOT register online!

· An ACT Request for Special Testing form will need to be signed by the parent and student and brought into Ms. Lingenfelter, along with the payment. The form can be found at http://media.actstudent.org/documents/spectest.pdf.

· Mrs. Schoen will complete the form and send it in along with the students testing documentation.

· The ACT will notify the parent/student of the decision.

· Any student approved for such accommodations will take his or her ACT at school with Ms. Lingenfelter. Details of dates and time will be determined closer to the testing date.

For additional information and guidelines on applying for accommodations, please contact Mrs. Schoen at schoenb@mjbha.org or ext. 5547, or visit the ACT Services for Students with Disabilities website at http://www.actstudent.org/regist/disab/.