Testing Accommodations

What Are Testing Accommodations?


Accommodations – In-Person Testing

If a student has a documented disability, the student may register to take the High School Placement Test with testing accommodations.  Types of testing accommodations include preferential seating, repeated directions, and extended time.

Parents/guardians must submit appropriate documentation of requested accommodations with the HSPT Registration Form.  The registration form will not be accepted if the appropriate documentation is not uploaded to the form during the initial registration.  Appropriate documentation must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the testing date.

Acceptable documentation includes any of the following:

  • Students in a public school: Current IEP or 504 Plan
  • Students in a private school: Current Qualified School Plan (for private schools that do not provide an IEP or 504)

Parent/guardians will receive confirmation of the approved accommodations via email from the Director for Special Education. During the admissions/enrollment process, parents/guardians should provide the high school(s) with similar information regarding their child’s educational needs to ensure accurate placement.

For further information about testing accommodations, please contact the Director for Special Education at 301-853-4569 or [email protected]


Accommodations – Online Testing

The online HSPT is available for a limited number of students who have a compromised health condition that would prevent them from in person testing.

Acceptable documentation includes any of the following:

  • A note from the student’s medical doctor that indicates the student should not test in person due to medical reasons.

For further information about testing accommodations for medial reasons, please contact the HSPT Office at [email protected]


If you are requesting testing accommodations for one or more children, you will need to upload the required documentation to each registration form. Your registration will not be finalized until the documentation in support of your request for testing accommodations is provided.  Those who do not submit the appropriate documentation may not be provided testing accommodations.