SSD Coordinators should work with test coordinators to do the following:
- Determine which students taking the PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 10 are approved for accommodations.
- Order special test booklet and answer sheet formats.
- Make arrangements for testing with accommodations.
Questions About Taking the PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 10?
Find out what students need to do after their accommodations have been approved and get answers to other questions at Taking the PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10 with Accommodations >
Note that the College Board exam accommodations for which a student is approved may differ from the accommodations approved by the school.
For detailed instructions on administering the PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10 with accommodations, see the K-12 Educators' page.
Administering the PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10 with Accommodations
Did you know that some students are approved for extended time on certain sections only? Learn more about how extended time and other accommodations are implemented on College Board exams.
SSD Coordinators and test coordinators should work together to ensure that correct materials are ordered. Order special formats only for students whose accommodations are approved by SSD.
Test coordinators can easily order special formats, such as Braille and large print, on the [Opens in New Window]online ordering site. You’ll have the chance to select the appropriate formats when you place your initial order. You can also add nonstandard formats to your order later by clicking the nonstandard materials Order button on your dashboard on the online ordering site.
To order practice tests in Braille and other special formats, contact SSD.
- Work with your PSAT Coordinator to ensure that Large print, Braille, MP3 Audio, and Assistive Technology Compatible test forms are ordered for approved students. Please order the standard test book for students who are approved for all other accommodations.
- Remember to order large block answer sheets. Braille graphs and figures, and reader scripts for students approved for these accommodations.
- Some students with certain accommodations (14-point large print, permission for food/medication, preferential seating, record answers in test book, etc.) may test in the standard test room if not approved for other accommodations.
- If you have a student approved for MP3 Audio, please be sure to test the streaming application well before test day, and contact SSD if there are any problems. The MP3 streaming application may be accessed from SSD Online. Please note that students who test with the MP3 Audio test with 100% extended time, plus additional time for Writing and Language section.
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 taker approved for accommodations.
As close to test day as possible, print the NAR. Click the link in the top right corner of your SSD Online dashboard and follow the instructions.
On test day, the NAR must be completed and returned to the College Board with all used answer sheets and related materials. Scores will not be released until the NAR is received.
If a transfer student’s testing accommodations were approved by the College Board while the student attended another school, he or she is still eligible for the approved accommodations, but the SSD Coordinator at the new school must record the transfer. Learn how on Transfer Students. If the student has not previously applied for accommodations, the SSD Coordinator should open a new request as soon as possible.