Information for Faculty

Testing Accommodations

Possible testing accommodations

extended time
low distraction environment
oral testing
test reader/test on tape/digital copy
use of computer for writing

large print test
calculator for math
electronic speller
test rescheduling
sign language interpreter available

specialized technology available
reformatted test
Brailled test
voice calculator
test scribe
voice recognition computer


A. Extended time
Extended time tests may be administered in several ways.
1.The student may begin the test with the class and continue beyond the allotted testing period, either in the
classroom or in a nearby empty room. The faculty is responsible for supervising the test.
2.The student may take the test at a different time and location identified by the faculty. The faculty is responsible for supervising the test.
3.The student may utilize the disAbled Students Support Services testing facility under the following guidelines.
   a. test must be arranged in advance to assure that space and proctors are available.
   b. test should be taken during the regular testing period for the class, unless the faculty approves otherwise.
   c. test should be delivered to the disAbled Student Support Services office at least one day in advance of testing. If the test format must be modified (enlarged, recorded, etc.) then the test should be delivered three days in advance.
   d. test should have a cover sheet completed by the faculty indicating any special instructions for test administration.
   e. if no instructions are indicated, then no additional materials will be allowed in the testing room.

   f. testing time will normally be 1 1/2 times the regular testing period, but the assistant director or the testing coordinator has the discretion to extend the time in extenuating circumstances.
   g. the assistant director or testing coordinator has the discretion of allowing the student to use a computer with spell-check for extended writing, unless specified otherwise.
   h. testing rooms are monitored by camera to insure academic integrity. Any incidence of inappropriate conduct will be reported to the faculty.
Students who need additional rest breaks are required to remain in the Student Development office during breaks.

Return of completed tests -
   a. Completed tests are scanned and returned to the faculty as a pdf document through a secure online document delivery service called Magic Vortex. The faculty will receive an email message that there is a document waiting to be retrieved and a pin number for retrieval. The document will be available for seven (7) days, after which it will expire and will need to be re-sent.
   b. The hard copy is kept in the DSSS office until after the semester has ended in case there are any issues with the scanned copy.
   c. a faculty member may choose to pick up the completed test at the Disabled Student Support Services office (Student Center 267) rather than having it sent electronically.

B. Separate testing location
A quiet, low distraction testing environment or a private testing environment may be accomplished by:
   a. allowing the student to take the test in a private office or nearby empty classroom. The faculty is responsible for supervising the test. NOTE: A busy departmental office, a shared office or the hallway outside the classroom are NOT appropriate environments.
   b. utilizing the services of the disAbled Student Support Services testing facility under the same guidelines as extended time testing.

C. Adapted Tests
The disAbled Student Support Services office will provide the following test adaptations:

The adapted test may either be returned to the faculty for administration, or administered in the disAbled Student Support Services testing facility. Faculty should deliver the test three days in advance to allow time for the adaptations to be completed.

D. Oral testing/test scribe
A test proctor may be needed to read a test orally and/or write the student's responses in certain situations. Please make arrangements for oral testing/test scribing at least one week in advance so that a room and proctor can be arranged.