Getting accommodations from ACT has historically been a somewhat difficult process, especially in the last couple of years as college admissions scandals and other concerns have grown awareness of people trying to get accommodations they're not entitled to.
However, for many students, the ACT (with its approach of more straightforward question types compared to the SAT) is an easier test if you take away or ease the time constraint, as the standard accommodations for students with learning differences, AD/HD, etc. generally do. However, the process to get these was somewhat involved, and many students had to try multiple times.
Today, ACT announced a huge and welcome change. If a student gets certain accommodations via an IEP or 504 through their school, they will automatically be eligible for them on the ACT test. Less documentation will be required from either the family or the school. Thank you to ACT's leadership for putting into place this welcome step toward equity, openness, and fairness for students who learn differently!
Read more, including ACT's official press release, here.