According to Education Week, The College Board has announced that it will more readily approve accommodations for the SAT, PSAT, and AP tests beginning January 1, 2017. As many who have attempted to receive accommodations know, applications for accommodations have frequently been denied by College Board despite appropriate documentation. Some students who routinely receive accommodations from their schools pursuant to IEPs or 504 plans have had to take the College Board exams without these accommodations, resulting in lower scores. The U.S. Department of Justice has reportedly been looking into the practices of College Board and its competitor, ACT, Inc., after receiving persistent complaints. Education Week reports that College Board will soon begin automatically approving accommodations for students if the accommodations requested are provided by their school through an IEP or 504 plan.