Accommodations Handbook

Sign Language Interpreter

  • Students approved to have a sign language interpreter assist them with the transmission and understanding of verbal test directions are responsible for providing this individual on test day for any computer-based or paper-based SSAT administration. Eligibility requirements are in the last item of this section below.
  • Students assisted by a sign language interpreter MUST be tested individually to ensure the interactions between the student and the sign language interpreter do not disrupt the test taking of other students.
  • If the student has a question for the test proctor, the sign language interpreter should relay the question to the proctor verbatim through spoken language, with the proctor’s response to the question being relayed to the student using sign language as similar to the spoken language as possible.


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