Students with Disabilities

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Making sure that students with disabilities can test with accommodations is important to us. Students who need to take the SAT using nonstandard materials or other accommodations must be approved to do so by Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD).

All reasonable requests are considered.

New in 2017: Simplified Accommodations Requests

The College Board is using a new streamlined process for requesting testing accommodations for students. We believe that school staff know their students best, and we wanted to cut down on the time and paperwork needed to submit an accommodations request.

Starting this year, the vast majority of students who are approved for testing accommodations at their school through a current Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 Plan will have those same accommodations automatically approved for SAT School Day.

Under this policy, school testing accommodation coordinators need to answer only two questions when submitting most requests for students:

  • Is the requested accommodation(s) in the student’s plan?
  • Has the student used the accommodation(s) for school testing?

If the answer is yes to both questions, eligible students can be approved to receive most accommodations on College Board exams. This new process is expected to reduce the approval time for an overwhelming majority of accommodation requests. Learn more about the 2017 changes for requesting accommodations.

SAT School Day Nonstandard Formats

Once ordering opens in April, you can order nonstandard test formats for students who need them through the online ordering system.

The following formats can be ordered online:

  • Braille
  • Large-type
  • MP3 files
  • Reader’s script

Students must have College Board approval to use nonstandard test materials. Using any accommodations without College Board approval will result in cancellation of scores.