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Fri Sep 30 00:34:46 UTC 2011
Before my son began high school, I called ETS and spoke to them regarding
the procedure for accommodations and asked that they send me the necessary
paperwork. I completed the form, provided the necessary proof of blindness,
and asked his guidance counselor to complete the school's portion of the
form. A committee must review it. My son received a letter, as did the
school, of approved accommodations. All of the kids set up an "account" with the
College Board where they get general information, sample questions, and
test scores. Braille copies of older tests were sent, for practice, to the
FYI... the Braille version of the PSAT is given the Wednesday before the
Saturday print version.
Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2011 10:30:24 -0500
From: "Sally Thomas" <seacknit at gmail.com>
To: "NFBnet Blind Kid Mailing List, \(for parents of blind children\)"
<blindkid at nfbnet.org>
Subject: [blindkid] how would you handle this PSAT issue?
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Our school district has decided to give the 8-10 grade students a chance
practice taking the PSAT (in 8th grade it is a pre-PSAT) prior to the 11th
grade "real" test. The 8th grade test was new last year when my son was
8th grade and they told me there wasn't a braille version. I asked about
the PSAT for 9th grade and the assured me that they were getting the
accommodations set up and that he would take the test. I asked again
the school year started and they said that he'd be ready to go. This
morning I received an email from the high school counselor telling me that
the funding for the test was approved late so they won't be able to get a
braille version of the test. Mind you the test is next week so they must
have known this for a while.
Doesn't the College Board have braille copies of the test on hand? Can
of you tell me what you think the real reason is for the test not being
available? I already told the counselor that I was very unhappy with this
and asked for the contact information of the people who made the decision
give the test to all but the blind kids (probably not the most diplomatic
approach). Of course I have not had a response but I am wondering who
be best to contact on this. I am trying to fight the urge to contact
everyone in authority until I get some feedback from some of you who are
informed but a little less emotionally charged about this.
Thanks for your help.
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