What do I do if a student qualifies to use testing accommodations?
- Students should have already received an accommodation letter from the Disability Services office and should provide instructors with a copy. Instructors can chose to use their own distraction-reduced environment through their own department. If this resource is not available students may sign up to take the test in the ARC.
- Students are required to renew all accommodations once each semester.
How do students use these testing accommodations?
- Students notify instructors 3 business days prior to test that they will be using testing accommodations. Without this notification, accommodation is not required.
- Instructor and student agree on location and testing time. If using the ARC, student submits online test request form through the ARC’s website: test request form.
- Instructor may send (via email or campus mail) the test to the ARC. Please include any instructions (i.e., use of calculator, notes, or computer).
- Instructors will receive an email when the tests are complete. Instructors and secretaries may pick up tests from the ARC. No tests will be released to students or student workers.
How are tests proctored in the ARC?
- The ARC testing area is monitored via video surveillance (without audio) and a proctor is present in the ARC if students have issues. Footage is available for review for up to two weeks following tests if needed.
What is the procedure for suspected cheating?
- If there is any suspicion that a student may be cheating the proctors will notify the professors of what was observed. Instructors may decide how to proceed.
What testing accommodations are available to students who qualify?
- A distraction-reduced environment (the majority of students test in a room with other students with similar accommodations but not necessarily the same tests), or an isolated testing room (fewer students qualify).
- Generally students may receive twice the normal allotted test time (varies according to accommodation).
- Some may qualify to use a scribe or reader during test. This is set up by the Disability Services Coordinator.
What happens if students do not show up to the ARC on time or at all?
- If students miss their test time the instructor will be notified by the ARC. New arrangements for the test are made at the instructor’s discretion.
- Students who do not arrive within 10 minutes of their start time may be refused a spot if the testing room is full.
What are testing procedures during finals?
- Tests are administered during finals week at only two times: 8:00am and 1:00pm. Students will need to sign up for a time slot online as they normally would for tests.