Extended time, sometimes referred to as a timing accommodation, is used to help students who need additional time to complete activities, assignments, and/or tests that are assigned to them.
Common Extended Time Accommodations: These accommodations are typically included in documents such as IEPs, 504 Plans, or Disability Services files.
Time and a half (150%), which extends a 60-minute period to 90 minutes- this is the most common extended time accommodation
Double time (200%), which extends a 60-minute period to 120 minutes
Triple time (300%), which extends a 60-minute period to 180 minutes
Alternative testing environments, such as a testing center
Taking tests at an alternative time to accommodate for additional time- for example, if the test center would close before I could get extended time, I would go earlier in the day
Use of time-saving tools such as a scribe for bubble sheets or access to a keyboard
Breaks during exams to stretch or get water
Will colleges know if I got extended time on the SAT or ACT?No. Your accommodations are your protected health information. Colleges will not know that you had extended time in school or on any standardized exams. Only after you enroll will you tell a college that you have accommodations so that you can receive those accommodations in college as well.