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    #235174 - 12/01/16 04:43 PM For those with IEPs or 504s - College Board News
    NotSoGifted Offline

    Registered: 04/14/12
    Posts: 445
    While this doesn't apply to my kids, I know testing accommodations are a big concern for many. There is some good news from the College Board regarding accommodations - it looks like for those who have accommodations at school (with IEPs or 504s), those same accommodations will be close to automatic for the SAT and AP.

    #235176 - 12/01/16 06:56 PM Re: For those with IEPs or 504s - College Board News [Re: NotSoGifted]
    EmmaL Offline

    Registered: 08/20/15
    Posts: 142
    Don't remember if I posted this before, but I learned at a wrightslaw training session that certain DC should have both IEPs and a 504. Sometimes DCs need IDEA and ADA protection. IDEA protection expires with a regular high school diploma.

    #235177 - 12/01/16 08:46 PM Re: For those with IEPs or 504s - College Board News [Re: NotSoGifted]
    aeh Offline

    Registered: 04/26/14
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    Strictly speaking, an IEP affords all of the protections and then some of a 504. The distinction at the end of high school is that the accommodations of the IEP should form the basis of the posr-secondary 504, but not all colleges will spontaneously or skillfully do so, if no one does it for them. So no, you don't need both during K-12 education, nor do you (or can you) after high school graduation. But for some students, it isn't a bad idea to transition from an IEP to a 504 near the end of high school, so that a college-forward-looking document exists prior to speaking with college disability services, and so that the document can be developed by educators who are familiar with the student's needs. It's. Also a good sheltered opportunity to practice self-advocacy and independence skills, before being let loose on the wide world.
    ...pronounced like the long vowel and first letter of the alphabet...

    #235395 - 12/10/16 08:44 PM Re: For those with IEPs or 504s - College Board News [Re: NotSoGifted]
    NotherBen Offline

    Registered: 03/24/14
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    Thank you for sharing, NotSoGifted. DS17 was just denied extra time on the APs, because he's gotten 5s on them in the past with no accommodation. I asked our SpEd chair whether applying again after January 1 would make a difference, and he said "it's worth a shot". DS could use the extra time on this year's APs, as there is More writing and subjective work, things that give him trouble due to his anxiety.

    #235420 - 12/11/16 04:44 PM Re: For those with IEPs or 504s - College Board News [Re: NotSoGifted]
    EmmaL Offline

    Registered: 08/20/15
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    aeh- thank you for clarifying. I guess the question arose in the training session about private high schools and private colleges. Some private high schools (including my DSs private high school) think they can retain the right to decide which students can have an extended time and/or a foreign language exemption on a case by case basis. DS private high school also mandates NP and psychoeducational be no older than 4 years old. DS has practiced effective self-advocacy skills in gaining in-classroom tablet accommodations and extended time was recently approved, but the foreign language exemption still remains elusive for DS.

    From what I understand there are still many colleges that "reserve the right on a case by case basis" to decide on accommodations and a 504 written before high school would help smooth that transition should some bumps arise.


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