…Ah, those SAT and ACT accommodations.

Some students get accommodations–especially extended time (50 or 75% or ??? more time than other students–without ANY notice to colleges, schools, students, and parents that those tests were taken under non-standard conditions.

Really? Yes, really.

So long as colleges continue to use these tests in their admission process, the most basic requirement is that they be standardized. They no longer are–as we no longer know how students took those tests. So,what is the point? Why do we still have those costly and scary tests?

There’s even a mug. I (HEART) time and a half! at https://blog.prepscholar.com/how-long-is-the-sat-with-extended-time.

About Miriam

Miriam Kurtzig Freedman, JD, MA—an expert in public education, focused on special education law— is a lawyer, author, speaker, consultant, and reformer. For more than 35 years, Miriam worked with educators, parents, policy makers, and citizens to translate complex legalese into plain English and focus on good practices for children. Now, she focuses her passion on reforming special education, with her new book, Special Education 2.0—Breaking Taboos to Build a NEW Education Law. Presentations include those at the AASA Conference, Orange County (CA), Boston College (MA), CADRE (OR), and the Fordham Institute (DC). Her writings have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Education Week, Education Next, Hoover Digest, The University of Chicago Law Review on line, DianeRavitch.net, and The Atlantic Monthly on line.

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