Accommodations Handbook

Private School Documentation Example

While IEP and 504 documents tend to be relatively structured in their format and include all necessary elements to meet SSAT documentation requirements, private school documentation may not be as consistent. Generally, private school documentation is considered to be formal documentation created by the school which outlines diagnostic impressions, as well as educational needs and services provided in the school setting for a given student. Provided below is a sample document which fulfills EMA requirements.

Regardless of form, the documentation must:

  • List or reflect a history of each disability;
  • Illustrate that each disability substantially limits a major life activity;
  • Illustrate that the accommodations requested are reasonable, and;
  • Be dated within the three years prior to the date of submission to EMA.
An example of an accommodations request letter.


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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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