Does my school need a contract with College Board to use EL supports?
No. Contract and noncontract schools can offer supports to EL students.
Which languages are covered by EL supports?
Translated directions are available in the following languages: Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, French, Gujarati, Haitian-Creole, Hindi, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Urdu, and Vietnamese.
Our word-to-word dictionaries list includes over 100 languages.
How do schools submit requests for EL students who also have disabilities?
You can request all accommodations on the SSD portal. If a student is already using all accommodations they need for disabilities, you don’t need to request EL supports. For example, if a student is already approved for 50% extended time in Reading as part of an SSD accommodation, you don’t need to request extended time for EL.
Do schools need parental consent?
For students under 18, schools should have consent from a parent or guardian to share student information with College Board and request EL supports. Students 18 or older can grant consent.
If a school doesn’t have documentation of parental approval through other processes (IEP, 504 Plan, EL classification), a consent form is provided in the EL Supports tool on SSD Online. The school should maintain the form with the student's records; it doesn’t need to be sent to College Board.