Does the Disability Affect Exam Participation?
Students may need accommodations if their disabilities result in functional limitations in the following areas:
- Sitting for extended periods
However, there may be some accommodations that the student uses in school that will not be needed for College Board exams. Examples:
- Students who need assistance walking in the hallways or participating in physical education.
- Students with a hearing impairment who need assistance taking notes in class—most College Board exams are written exams.
- Students with certain psychiatric conditions, such as specific phobias, that do not affect them during test taking.
Additionally, the student must demonstrate the need for the accommodation being requested. For example, students requesting extended time should have documentation showing that they have difficulty testing under timed conditions.
My student does not read English fluently, what should I do?
For an overview of options, please read about our testing supports for English learners.
Testing Supports for English Learners
College Board offers testing supports for English learners during the PSAT 8/9, the PSAT 10, and SAT School Day.