If you are planning to take the SAT, GRE, MCAT, or CBE, did you should know that testing accommodations are available to individuals who suffer from anxiety, ADHD and other psychological conditions? Accommodations for college and graduate school entrance exams is one of the most common reasons for obtaining a psychological assessment.
Each examination has a specific set of criteria that are necessary to obtain an accommodation. The evaluation process is designed to determine 1) what factors prevent you from taking the test under typical conditions, and 2) what accommodations do you require so that you will not be unfairly penalized, all the while adhering to the guidelines required for the specific examination.
Accommodations often include the need for extended time, the use of a scribe or computer, or to have questions and answers read to the test taker. It's beneficial to have a documented history of learning difficulties, such as any type of school-based accommodation as it will help to include those documents (e.g., prior assessments or a copy of an individualized education plan) with your submission.
Dr. Mindia believes without an accommodation, educators may inaccurately measure a student’s educational level and make inappropriate decisions regarding their knowledge.