• SAT Accommodations

    Delaware students who have a documented disability may be eligible for accommodations on SAT Program tests. If a student has already been approved by the College Board's Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) to take the PSAT/NMSQT or AP Exams with accommodations, they do not need to submit a second request.

    For students who have not been approved by College Board to take the PSAT/NMSQT or AP Exams with accommodations, please review the process below.

    Please Note: School accommodations are not College Board accommodations. College Board approval is required for every student who needs accommodations – even those who receive accommodations at school. 

    Accommodations Open Close Dates for the October 14, 2020 SAT are June 18 - August 25, 2020

    Accommodated Testing Window:  October 14, 2020 to October 27, 2020


    Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) Supervisor Training

    PowerPoint Presentation: SSD Webinar 12-1-2017

    Webinar: Accommodations Recording

    SAT Translated Test Directions in 13 Languages (posted 3-12-2018)

    College Board Approved Glossaries 2020 

    Eligibility and Process Overview

    Note: College Board strongly encourages students and families to contact their schools directly for information on the accommodation approval process. School coordinators have additional accommodations information and can access the online SSD system.

    • College Board Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD)

      Outlines available accommodations, the request process, and required documentation.

    • Who is Eligible?

      Provides the College Board requirements for accommodations eligibility. Note that English Language Learner is not considered a condition that College Board provides accommodations for.

    • Approval Process

      Provides an overview of the College Board approval process for receiving accommodations. More information on the approval process is listed below, as well.

    • Providing Documentation

      Outlines what College Board requests regarding a student’s disability and need for specific accommodations. This information must sometimes be submitted for College Board review.

    • Temporary Physical/Medical Conditions

      Outlines the process for students with a temporary condition that impairs their ability to take the SAT- for example a broken wrist on a writing hand. This process is different than for students with disabilities.

    • Parent Permission - State Allowed Accommodations

      This form must be signed by a parent in order to submit a request for State Allowed Accommodations.

    • SAT SSD Decision Tree

      Shows the basic steps for requesting an accommodation for a student with an IEP or 504 plan or for a student who is an English Language Learner (ELL). Some of the items contain hyperlinks directly to important documents.

    • SAT Accommodations Crosswalk

    Assists in understanding accommodations students currently receive and how they align to accommodations that can be used on the SAT. For questions about this document, please contact Theresa Bennett (theresa.bennett@doe.k12.de.us).

    • 2018 List of Accommodation Types (Coming Soon!)

    • This document lists the accommodation types and terminology used by College Board. This will be useful when submitting an application for accommodations.

    • EL Accommodations 

      Provides an overview of the college reportable and non-reportable accommodations available to EL students.

    • College Board Tips and FAQs

    How to Apply

    There are two ways to apply for accommodations for the SAT:

    Note: College Board strongly encourages students and families to go through their schools to begin the accommodation approval process (Method 1), since school coordinators have additional accommodation information and access to the online SSD system.

    • Method 1 (Highly Recommended): Go Through Your School

      The school’s SSD coordinator will be able to use College Board’s SSD Online service.

      1. The SSD coordinator will provide a parent consent form, which needs to be signed by the parents/guardians and returned to the school before the process can begin.
      2. The SSD coordinator will sign up for SSD Online , and submit documentation related to the request. This will include the student’s IEP (Individualized Education Plan) or 504 Plan.
      3. Additional documentation will be needed if the student is not on an IEP or 504 Plan, or have one but have not been using if for at least the last four months, or have not been receiving any accommodations for at least four months.
    • Method 2: Submit a Paper Request

      1. The Student Eligibility Form will need to be obtained from College Board . There is no way to download the form online.
      2. Once the form is received, it will need to be completed and returned to College Board. All documentation about the disability should be included in the mailing. The documentation must be detailed – not just a medical note or the IEP. History of the symptoms, accommodations given at school, and the reason the accommodations are necessary for the SAT will be needed.
      3. If the request for accommodations is approved, College Board will provide the student with a seven-digit code to use whenever the student signs up for a test online.

    After Approval

    Once College Board approves the accommodation request, the student will receive a seven-digit code. This code will be used when signing up for the SAT online and the accommodations will be automatically included.

    If the request for accommodations is approved, the accommodations will remain in place for one year after graduation from high school. So once approved, there is no need to apply again for the remainder of your high school career.

Last Modified on August 12, 2020