Garga Posted February 12, 2019 Share Posted February 12, 2019 (edited) Celebrate with me: THE REQUEST WAS APPROVED!!!!! I should think so! His psycho-educational tests showed he definitively needs more time on things. (The results were ridiculously dramatic. The boy clearly needs TIME.) WHAT A RELIEF. What a harrowing journey. So glad that hoop is jumped through! Next step: have him take a practice test with the extended time and then on to the real test. ********************************** We requested time and a half for the SAT for my son and extended breaks. In order to make our requests, he needed educational testing. It took a couple of months to get the psych testing done, then another month to meet with the psychologist to review the tests. I spent hours and hours writing up a 22 page document of his entire academic history and how I accommodate for his needs. Once I had everything in place, the high school (where he got the testing done) offered to send the request to College Board using SSD, which is an online way to apply that only the school can access. That was lovely of them. College Board says on their website that they prefer to get the requests via SSD as they can work a lot faster that way. I just now got the notification from College board saying they couldn't give us the request for *double time* (we didn't ask for double time!) or *unlimited breaks* (we didn't ask for unlimited breaks!) and that they needed more information and it seriously sounds like they never got the psychologists report and test scores. They mention that they got the "information from parent" and "504 plan" and say that they need test results. Um...what about the 17 page report from the psychologist that had all the test scores? Where did that go? I have a strong feeling that the person at the high school who sent in the request for us online via SSD, checked off wrong information about what we were requesting and also didn't send all of the information. Even though CB is supposed to be open today right now, they're closed due to bad weather, so I can't try to contact them and figure out where the error is. Did CB misread our request and not see the report from the psych? Or did it not get sent properly? I spent hours upon hours preparing the information for this request and if someone else botched it, I'm going to be soooooo ticked. If someone at the high school using the online SSD botched it, I guess I won't be using the online SSD format. I'll have to fax everything. It's about 50 or so pages of information which will take a while to fax and apparently takes them longer to review. He's scheduled to take the test in 8 weeks, and they say they can take up to 7 weeks once they get the new information, so I have to have answers soon and I need to get faxing right away. If CB is closed again tomorrow, I'm going to go ahead and refax everything to them, even if it turns out they have it all. I can't let this ball stay dropped. PS. Oh, and CB saw in my report that my son has outsourced online classes. They asked for those online teachers to give reports about why my son needs more time. Um...those teachers never see my son. My son literally had a literal anxiety attack last Friday over a thing due for an online class that he was struggling to do (because he needs extra TIME), but that teacher never sees that. *I* am the one who handles it when he flips out and needs more time. *I* am the one who shuffles all his work around so he can get things done on time. *I* am the one who sees how long it takes him to complete the task--not the online teacher who is 3 states away. Online teachers don't know that he needs to work later into the night to get the work done. Why would they? He's not in their classrooms flipping out in front of them. He's home. I'll have to tell CB that and hopefully they'll understand how online outsourced classes work. The teacher assigns the work and then it's up to the parent/student to figure out how to get it done. Ok...vent/whine over. Gotta cook dinner. I'll be calling CB tomorrow and I have heard they're super hard to get the right person to talk to. I sure hope I can confirm with someone why they think we want 100% extra time and unlimited breaks...when we didn't ask for that. And if they can confirm whether or not they got the 17 page report. 😞 Edited March 4, 2019 by Garga 3 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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