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Schools Under Review

When a school submits requests for accommodations on College Board exams, such as the SAT, AP Exams, PSAT/NMSQT, or PSAT 10, it verifies that its students' disability documentation aligns with the College Board's eligibility and documentation guidelines. In some cases, the College Board reviews a school's process for verifying documentation. 

Why Schools Are Selected for Review

The College Board’s decision to review a school’s documentation is based on various indicators. Schools likely to be reviewed include the following:

  • Schools that are not special purpose institutions for students with disabilities but whose College Board test-takers include a very high proportion of test-takers approved for accommodations
  • Schools with a high incidence of certain accommodations most appropriate for students with severe or multiple disabilities
  • Schools with a high incidence of accommodations for a particular disability

After the Documentation Review

When a school's verification process is not fully aligned with our guidelines, the College Board will take these steps:

  • Provide technical assistance.
  • Review student documentation that supports requested accommodations on College Board exams.
  • Explain the College Board's eligibility criteria and documentation guidelines.

After a time, the College Board may determine that the school's process is aligned with the guidelines, in which case the school can resume its documentation verification responsibilities.

Related Topics

Who Is Eligible?

Learn how eligibility for accommodations on College Board exams is determined.

Find Out Who’s Eligible

Documenting Your Request

The College Board may request documentation of the student’s disability and need for the specific accommodations requested.

Providing Documentation