Testing accommodations are adjustments or modifications to the conditions under which a test or exam is taken. The purpose of testing accommodations is to provide students with disabilities equal opportunity to access the test content and demonstrate their knowledge. Depending on the individual student's disability, testing accommodations may include, but are not limited to:
- Extended time and/or uncharged breaks
- Distraction-reduced setting
- Reader or scribe
- Computer for essay writing
- Assistance with completing Scantron sheets
For Students with Disabilities
If you are a student who requires testing modifications, please contact AR to request accommodation. If you have already requested and been approved for testing accommodations, to learn about how to use them, please see our Testing Guide for Students with Disabilities (Powerpoint (6.2MB)) presentation.
Some important things to keep in mind:
- Students who are approved for testing accommodations should meet with AR's Exam and Classroom Support Coordinator, Emily Tennant-Koller
- Students are responsible for informing instructors of the need for testing accommodations and reminding them prior to any quiz, test or exam
- During the regular semester, students are required to schedule test appointments at least 3 business days in advance of the test date
- Even earlier notice is needed during final exams. Students receive an email informing them of the scheduling deadline as finals approach
For Professors and Instructors
Faculty can opt to administer tests in Accessibility Resources' (AR) Testing Center, or in a location of their own choosing, as long as it meets the recommendations outlined in the student's Accommodation Memo (Powerpoint (891KB)). Professors and Instructors who choose to have tests administered in AR's Testing Center are responsible for delivering the test materials to AR and indicating a return method. Email delivery is preferred. Please email tests to email@example.com.
To learn more, please see our Testing Guide for Faculty (Powerpoint (1.6MB)).
If you have any questions about testing accommodations and services, please do not hesitate to contact AR.