Accommodations Handbook

Religious Head Coverings

Any student may wear a head covering due to religious affiliation or belief when completing the SSAT without pre-approval from EMA. During the test day check-in process, SSAT administrative staff may confirm and review with the student and/or their parent(s) that the head covering is being worn for religious purposes. It is permissible for SSAT administrative staff to ask for the student to show their religious head covering by turning their head left and right, notably for the SSAT at Home.  At no time will a student be asked to remove a head covering indicated to be worn for religious purposes. Head coverings and hats that are not worn due to religious affiliation/beliefs are prohibited.


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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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