Conferences and Reports
School students receive letter grades at the end of each quarter and comments
two times a year.
earning a grade of 'C-' or below at any grading period will receive a comment
report. Evaluation of work is based on preparation for class, participation in
class, tests, papers, projects, and other
assignments. Parent conferences with teachers and
advisors are held in the fall. Parent conferences for students in all grades
may be held in addition to these regularly scheduled meetings at the request of
either the parents or the school.
final grade is recorded on the transcript.
for Students with Disabilities: College Board Testing Information
Eligibility for Test Accommodations
student with a documented disability may be eligible for accommodations on
College Board tests.
SSD Student Eligibility Form must be submitted for each student requesting
accommodations. To be eligible, the student must:
- Have a disability that necessitates testing accommodations.
- Have documentation on file at school that supports the need for requested
accommodations and meets the
Guidelines for Documentation, and
- Receive and utilize the requested accommodations, due to the disability, for
all of these requirements are not met, a student may appeal the requirements.
Only one SSD Student Eligibility Form needs to be completed for each student.
It will cover all noted College Board testing programs for as long as the
student remains in his/her school and the school verifies
annually that the eligibility requirements and documentation guidelines
continue to be met.
Scores will not be reported if the accommodations are not approved by the
College Board SSD prior to
the test administration.
Some psychiatric disabilities may require annual reapplication for eligibility.
presence of an IEP, 504 Plan, other formal written educational plan, or
professional evaluation does not guarantee that a student is eligible for
testing accommodations. Documentation to support the need for testing
- State the specific disability, as diagnosed;
- Be current (in most cases, the testing and evaluation should be completed
within three years of the request for accommodations). For psychiatric
disabilities, the evaluation must be within 12 months of the
request for accommodations;
- Provide relevant educational, developmental, and medical history;
- Describe the comprehensive testing and techniques used to arrive at the
diagnosis (including evaluation date(s) and test results with subtest scores
from measures of cognitive ability, academic achievement, and information
processing). For a list of acceptable tests, please visit www.collegeboard.com/ssd/ and select Documentation;
- Describe the functional limitations supported by the test results;
- Describe the specific accommodations requested, including the amount of
extended time required if applicable. State why the disability qualifies the
student for such accommodations on standardized tests; and
- Establish the professional credentials of the evaluator, including information
about license or certification and area of specialization.