Accommodations Handbook

Requesting “Other” Testing Accommodations

EMA recognizes the uniqueness and individuality of each student’s disability and accommodation needs. All requests for “other” testing accommodations will be considered and reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

We may require additional time to work with testing locations to provide uncommon or “other” testing accommodations. EMA will work diligently to provide all such accommodations; however, certain requests may cause delays in testing so that we may procure the necessary facilities and staffing to meet your student’s testing needs.

  • Any application for testing accommodations which includes an “other” or uncommon accommodation(s) is not eligible for Direct Access.

On rare occasions, there may be testing accommodations requested which are deemed unreasonable and cannot be provided. It is important to note that we cannot (and are not required by law to) provide any testing accommodation that will:

  • jeopardize test security,
  • fundamentally alter the SSAT, or
  • cause an undue burden to EMA

In some cases, it may be necessary for EMA to work with the family to provide an equally effective testing accommodation in lieu of a requested accommodation. Recommendations for the use of an alternate testing accommodation will be made only when required to ensure the integrity and security of the SSAT are not compromised and when determined to be equally effective in meeting the student’s educational testing needs.


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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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