Request accommodations for testing
To get the most value out of their testing experience, students with documented disabilities have the opportunity to request assistance for their tests in the form of an accommodation.
Accommodations for PSAT 8/9
For students taking the PSAT 8/9, parents may request accommodations per the student's 504 or IEP plan. Parents must contact the middle or high school testing coordinator by Sept. 1.
Accommodations for PSAT/NMSQT, SAT and AP exams
For students taking the PSAT/NMSQT, SAT and AP exams, accommodation requests must be made by parents through the process provided by the Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) within the College Board. The request must meet College Board’s deadlines. Parents only need to make one request for all exams. Once approved, these accommodations will apply to all College Board exams, including PSAT/NMSQT, SAT, AP, and CLEP.
The SSD Coordinator at each high school campus will work with parents to facilitate the process for testing accommodation requests; however, Garland ISD does not make the determination regarding accommodations. College Board determines if the student is eligible and for which accommodations he/she is eligible to receive. Please be aware that current (3 years or less) documentation will be required to be submitted when making the accommodation request through SSD.
Important dates for the 2021-22 tests
Students who take tests on our district dates will have the exam paid in full by the district. See below for accommodation deadlines and testing dates:
|Test||Test Date||Accommodation request deadline*|
|PSAT 8||Oct. 25-29** ||Sept. 1|
|PSAT 9||Oct. 26||Sept. 1|
|PSAT/NMSQT||Oct. 26||Aug. 9|
|Oct. 28||Aug. 9|
|April 13||Feb. 1|
|AP||May 2-13||Dec. 17|
*These are the dates that the request must be made to the testing coordinator at the campus.
**Specific dates will be determined by each campus.
***This date is only for current students in grade 12 who did not test in the spring of 2021.