Accommodations Handbook

Use of Gel Overlays

  • Any student approved for the use of gel overlays when taking the SSAT is responsible for providing these materials on test day for all computer-based and paper-based SSAT administrations.
  • For any computer-based SSAT administrations offered through Prometric, you will also need to provide a removable adhesive tape (i.e. painter’s tape) to affix the desired overlay to the computer monitor for testing.
  • Gel overlays may be used on any portion of the SSAT requiring the student to read text.


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