Accommodations on Tests: TEACHER DOES NOT GIVE EXTRA TIME ON TESTS NOTED ON 504 PLAN

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Virginia:  My daughter is an 11th grader with ADHD and has been on a 504 plan since middle school. One of her accommodations is to get extra time on tests. She has always received the extra time to include the PSAT and SAT. However, this year her 6th period math teacher has indicated that unless her 5th or 7th period teachers will allow her to miss all or part of their class in order to allow her the extra time, she can’t give it to her. She won’t allow her to work on the test the next day either. Her other teachers don’t want her missing their classes and I’m running into road blocks when I have taken the issue to the school’s 504 counselor as well as the Assistant Principal. They keep telling me to work it out with the teacher but the teacher will only allow the extra time if the other teachers allow her to miss their class and further she expects my daughter to run around negotiating with her teachers to get the time. This does not seem consistent with the law but I’m no expert. It doesn’t seem that the burden of working the logistics of the accommodation should be the responsibility of the student (or the parent) but rather the school itself. Can someone tell me if I’m off base and give me some advice. Thanks!

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If you have not contacted the district 504 coordinator, I suggest you do so. There must be a procedure for taking complaints & concerns up the “chain of command”.

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