Are students allowed to use gel overlays when taking the SSAT?

August 6, 2021
August 6, 2021

Only those students that have applied and been approved for access to gel overlays as an accommodations due to a disability or impairment are permitted to use these materials when completing the SSAT.

Any student approved for the use of gel overlays when taking the SSAT is responsible for providing these materials on test day for both computer-based and paper-based SSAT administrations.

Gel overlays may be used on any portion of the SSAT requiring the student to read text.

*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.

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