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Offline meke1997

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ACT Testing
« on: February 25, 2015, 09:06:25 PM »
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  • Abby is taking the ACT next week.  The entire junior class is taking it the same day as part of state testing.  We received a letter in the mail today stating that no electronic devices are allowed.  I plan to have Abby talk to the health secretary tomorrow about it, but wondered what was allowed.  She is hoping to keep her Dexcom receiver with her. 
    Mary Jo Mom to Abby 16 (dxed 9-2-2008, pumping 3-1-2009, Dexcom 11-2012)

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    Re: ACT Testing
    « Reply #1 on: February 25, 2015, 09:51:51 PM »
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  • Seems like they'd have to let her keep a medical device.  After all, unlike a magic phone, she can't exactly use it to look up how to solve quadratic equations, or to figure out who is buried in Grants Tomb......but what do I know about high schools and tests these days?  Lol.  Seems like ages since I dealt with stuff like this. Lol. 

    Will be interested to hear what the health secretary says. 
    Nancy
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    Re: ACT Testing
    « Reply #2 on: February 26, 2015, 09:02:44 AM »
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  • Were accommodations applied for when registering her?

    Mom to Annelies, 14 (Dx 18 Mar 08~Pumping MM Oct 08-May 12, Omnipod May 12-Aug 13. tSlim Aug 13+ ~Dexcom Oct 11), Katy, 18 (non-D) and Jory (non-D/US Navy)
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    Re: ACT Testing
    « Reply #3 on: February 26, 2015, 09:09:42 AM »
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  • Does she have a 504?  If so she can request accommodations to allow her to have her Dex and meter with her, and be allowed to test/treat as necessary.  We worked with Matthew's counselor to get that set up.  I think there's an application on the ACT website you can print out and have her take to the counselor.

    Also, Matthew was allowed to have a calculator with him.  There is a list of approved calculators on the website.  I don't know why the school would prohibit those.
    Patty, mom to Matthew 18, dx 12/05, pumping with MM Revel 723. (St. Louis, MO area)

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    Re: ACT Testing
    « Reply #4 on: February 26, 2015, 09:19:20 AM »
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  • Were accommodations applied for when registering her?

    No.  We were not required to fill out any registration information because it is part of state testing.  I didn't realize they all took it, so I was planning to register her to take in June and request accommodations.  If this doesn't go well without accommodations, I will plan to have her take again. 

    Good to know about the calculator.  She did inform me last night that she couldn't use the $$ calculator the school required us to buy, but wasn't sure what type she could use.   
    Mary Jo Mom to Abby 16 (dxed 9-2-2008, pumping 3-1-2009, Dexcom 11-2012)

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    Re: ACT Testing
    « Reply #5 on: February 26, 2015, 11:22:07 AM »
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  • She doesn't have a 504 in place.   So far it hasn't been an issue, but this may be a case we should of had it in place.  Do you know if it the same requirements with AP testing?  This is the first year she will set for those exams too. 
    Mary Jo Mom to Abby 16 (dxed 9-2-2008, pumping 3-1-2009, Dexcom 11-2012)

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    Re: ACT Testing
    « Reply #6 on: February 26, 2015, 12:34:42 PM »
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  • I would talk to your 504 coordinator at the school.  If Abby takes it with everyone else and she goes low, I believe her eating and/or leaving will disqualify everyone in the room and they will all have to take it again.

    There are very rigid on the rules, but they do make accommodations (separate room with stop the clock breaks as needed).  This is designed for those who need the breaks, and those who would be distracted by someone in the room who needs breaks.
    Michelle
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    Re: ACT Testing
    « Reply #7 on: February 26, 2015, 04:55:56 PM »
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  • The health secretary called me this afternoon.  They are notifying the proctor that she can have access to her meter, Dexcom, and fast acting supplies.  The supplies will have to stay with the proctor and not at her desk.  She can not leave the room or she will have her test disqualified.  They test from 8 to 12 with one 10 minute break.

    I am ok with this.  Hopefully D behaves. <fx'd> 
    Mary Jo Mom to Abby 16 (dxed 9-2-2008, pumping 3-1-2009, Dexcom 11-2012)

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    Re: ACT Testing
    « Reply #8 on: February 26, 2015, 04:58:02 PM »
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  • I'd be mostly ok...will she be in a classroom? Maybe can be closer to the proctor for less disruption?

    Mom to Annelies, 14 (Dx 18 Mar 08~Pumping MM Oct 08-May 12, Omnipod May 12-Aug 13. tSlim Aug 13+ ~Dexcom Oct 11), Katy, 18 (non-D) and Jory (non-D/US Navy)
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    Re: ACT Testing
    « Reply #9 on: February 26, 2015, 05:45:18 PM »
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  • That sounds like a good plan.  IDK about AP testing since Matthew isn't taking any AP tests.  I would imagine they would offer the same.
    Patty, mom to Matthew 18, dx 12/05, pumping with MM Revel 723. (St. Louis, MO area)

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    Re: ACT Testing
    « Reply #10 on: February 27, 2015, 07:59:06 AM »
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  • We haven't hit this stage yet.

    BUT I am pretty sure with the SAT you have to have accommodations (504) in place for about 6 months prior before they allow accommodations for SAT testing.  Might be something to look into.
    Jessica
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    Re: ACT Testing
    « Reply #11 on: February 27, 2015, 08:20:49 AM »
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  • Here their link... Documentation on the left page 6

    http://www.actstudent.org/regist/disab/

    Mom to Annelies, 14 (Dx 18 Mar 08~Pumping MM Oct 08-May 12, Omnipod May 12-Aug 13. tSlim Aug 13+ ~Dexcom Oct 11), Katy, 18 (non-D) and Jory (non-D/US Navy)
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    Re: ACT Testing
    « Reply #13 on: February 27, 2015, 11:02:29 AM »
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  • Tori has an accommodation in her 504 that allows her to be in a separate room with the other students that need accommodation.  Our school had it ready in place so I didn't have to insist on it, they were prepared.  The term they use is "stop clock accommodation"
    Theresa
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