Justice Dept. Examines SAT, ACT on Accommodations

February 29, 2016

The U.S. Justice Department is gathering information about how the College Board (for the SAT) and ACT handle requests for accommodations from students with disabilities, Education Week reported. The issues of what accommodations students are entitled to, and how testing organizations handle requests, are not new. But the report says that the government's interest in the issue has grown as more states require all high school students to take one of the admissions tests. In some cases, while students' high schools have granted them accommodations (such as extra time) related to their disabilities, the testing agencies have declined to do so.

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