Are students permitted to use a highlighter when completing the SSAT?

August 4, 2021
  • Any student needing access to a highlighter during testing must apply and be approved for this as an accommodation prior to registering for testing.
  • Students approved for the use of a highlighter are responsible for providing this writing tool on test day when completing paper-based SSAT administrations.
  • Students are not permitted to highlight the answer booklet, but may highlight any part of the test book.
  • The computer-based SSAT at Home has a highlighting feature built into the test software to allow students to highlight any text they wish when testing. To highlight, students must click and drag to select the text they wish to highlight. After selecting the text, a button labeled "highlight" will appear above the cursor allowing the student to select which color they want to highlight. All highlighted text will remain highlighted for the remaining time in a given test section.


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