Administering the PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10 with Accommodations
Before a student can take the PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 10 with accommodations, they must have approval from SSD.
Choose the appropriate accommodation.
Accommodations approved by College Board may differ from accommodations approved by the school.
Learn what accommodations are provided by College Board for information on frequently requested accommodations.
Order special test formats.
Test coordinators can order special formats that best match students’ accommodations. These formats include braille with raised line drawings, contracted, large-print materials, reader’s script (text or prerecorded audio), prerecorded audio (MP3 via streaming), and others.
Select the appropriate formats when you place your initial order. You can also add accommodated formats to your order later by clicking the Order button on your dashboard.
Test prerecorded audio (MP3 via streaming) applications.
If you have a student approved for prerecorded audio (MP3 via streaming), be sure to test the streaming application before the day of the exam. The prerecorded audio (MP3 via streaming) application may be accessed from SSD Online. Contact SSD immediately if there are any problems.
Create Nonstandard Administration Reports (NARs).
Before test day, SSD coordinators should use SSD Online to create a Nonstandard Administration Report (NAR). This report includes the names, SSD eligibility codes, and approved accommodations of each PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 10 test taker approved for accommodations.
Print the NAR as close to test day as possible. On test day, the NAR must be completed and returned to College Board with all used answer sheets and related materials. Scores will not be released until the NAR is received.