Accommodations Handbook

Eligibility Requirements to Serve as a Reader, Scribe, Sign Language Interpreter or Other Assistant for the SSAT

  • MUST be at least 18 years of age;
  • CANNOT be a family member or guardian;
  • CANNOT be any individual who has provided the student with direct SSAT preparation services, and;
  • CANNOT be any individual who coaches or participates with the student in any athletic or extracurricular activity.

Nondisclosure Agreement: Individuals planning to serve as a student’s reader on test day will be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) prior to the start of testing. The NDA is a legal agreement indicating that the adult assistant will not disclose or disseminate any exposed SSAT test content.


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If you have any questions or concerns about your family's ability to provide anything needed for your student to complete testing, please contact EMA immediately and well in advance of your scheduled test date.

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