If a student has been receiving and utilizing accommodations throughout high school, they may apply for IB testing accommodations. Testing accommodations must be officially requested from IB following IB regulations. The final decision granting accommodations is solely up to the IB organization. In order to request testing accommodations for IB exams (referred to as inclusive assessment arrangements), students and families must submit the following items to the IB Coordinator:
A psychological/ psycho-educational/ medical report. This report must meet the following criteria and include:
Written by a licensed professional who is qualified to evaluate and diagnose
The test or techniques used to arrive at this diagnosis
Testing accommodation request(s). This must match the accommodations given to the student in their 504 or I.E.P. Plan.
Based on nationally standardized psychological tests with report results as standard scores (mean of 100 and standard deviation of 15) if it is a psychological/psycho-educational report
If the student qualifies for Spec Ed, this report is provided by our School Psychologist. If the student qualifies for a 504, this report must be provided by the family from the licensed professional who provided the diagnosis.
Educational evidence (an I.E.P or 504 in place prior to the testing year and showing the requested accommodations have been in use as the student's usual way of participating in classroom activities and tests.)
The IB Application for Special Needs Assessment form (Click HERE) completed by the licensed professional in a signed and sealed envelope. If the student qualifies for Spec Ed, this application is provided by our Special education Department. If the student qualifies for a 504, this application must be provided by the family from the licensed professional who provided the diagnosis.
Parent/guardian written permission (in email or hard copy) allowing Sequoia to share this information with IB.
These items must be submitted to the IB Coordinator in the IB Office no later than October 25th for the May exam session. This is a firm deadline and no extensions are granted as Sequoia must adhere to IB deadlines.