The New York Times – Accommodation Angst


Still, legal experts are skeptical, and guidance counselors, tutors and disabilities advocates say the process has become even harder for the ACT and SAT over the last five years or so.

“They have toughened up,” says Claire Cafaro, a former high school guidance counselor who serves on the executive board of the New Jersey Association for College Admissions Counselors. “It’s clear they are a lot more choosy where those accommodations can be used.”


In theory, says Jo Anne Simon, a New York disability rights lawyer, the new rules will mean “schools and parents will not have to jump through hoops.” But she and other lawyers worry about compliance by testing agencies.


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