An approver is a qualified individual who can affirm that valid documentation meeting our requirements is on file with their school or organization, and that the student is known to have a disability requiring testing accommodations.
- The approver listed on a student’s application for accommodations is recommended to be a practitioner or representative from the student’s current or previous school (ex. school psychologist, special education coordinator, counselor, school administrator, therapist, learning specialist, teacher, etc.).
- The responsibility for maintaining these records varies from school to school, thus a specific role or job title is not required; however, this professional should be able to attest to the validity of your student’s disability and their resultant testing needs.
- It may be appropriate to identify a medical practitioner involved in your student’s diagnosis or ongoing treatment for their disability; however, it is recommended that the family attempt to identify a school-based professional as they generally know a student’s educational testing needs best.
- Any individual approving accommodations for a student must be a non-family member, regardless of the credentials held by a family member.
- If any professional has provided direct SSAT test preparation services for your student, they are not eligible to serve as the approver of your student’s accommodations for the SSAT.