Garga Posted December 6, 2018 Share Posted December 6, 2018 (edited) My 11th grade ds has ADHD and some processing issues and a few other odds and ends. He hasn’t been officially tested yet, however. This year, I realized he needed to be tested and I realized that he’ll probably need accommodations for the SAT that he’s taking later in the year. I was originally thinking he needed testing for college accommodations and that I had time, but with the SAT coming up, I realized we need to get the testing done right away. (The main accommodation I believe he needs is for extra time on tests.) So, on Tuesday he is scheduled to have some testing done at the local public school with their school psychologist. The school psychologist looked over the suggested tests from College Board and indicated that while they might not do the “exact” tests named on the College Board website, they’d be doing the equivalent. She said, “Sounds like he needs a full workup.” (Or something to that effect.) I don’t have the exact names of the tests my son will have, and I’m not sure exactly what each of the tests on College Board tests for, so I’m asking: what should my son expect when he is having testing for academic accommodations? Is there anything I should tell him to do to prepare? My son is VERY non-talkative. If you ask him something, he gives the shortest possible answer. He’s like a cowboy that just says, “E-yup,” to everything and never expounds. He’s a sweetie pie, but not verbal. Should I tell him to try to talk a bit...or is it better to let him just give his simple answers? Are the tests anything that require talking at all? I’m just nervous that he’ll have the testing done, and then we’ll realize, “Oh my goodness! You should have been talking and expounding on X instead of just saying one-word answers and now the tests are all messed up.” Or something like that. I just don’t know. (Obviously...I’m sure you can tell I don’t know what I’m talking about.) Is there any prep you give a kid whose taking these kinds of tests, or do they just go in cold? Here’s what tests College Board says to have done: Students with Learning Disorders or ADHD When requesting testing accommodations for students with learning disorders or ADHD, include scores from both timed and extended time or untimed tests. The following tests are commonly used to measure a student's academic skills in timed settings (the edition current at time of testing should be used): Wechsler Individual Achievement Test Nelson-Denny Reading Test Test of Written Language Gates-MacGinitie Reading Tests Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Achievement Scholastic Abilities Test for Adults Edited December 6, 2018 by Garga Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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