Testing Accommodations


Testing Accommodations

Important Information for Fall 2020

Accommodated testing services for students with disabilities will be significantly reduced due to limited space, distancing requirements and staff ability to administer exams. Disability Services accommodations that are more widely used (extended testing time, reduced distraction setting, enlarging text, printed on different colored paper instead of white paper, etc.) will be facilitated directly by faculty. Disability Services will provide limited test proctoring for students with more complex accommodations such as use of multiple assistive technology software applications and paper version.

Students who qualify for testing accommodations and have in-person exams that are not available in an online format, can request an appointment through Disability Services for on- campus administration. These are the procedures students/faculty/staff will need to follow:

  • Disability Services staff will only accept exams via email from faculty for contact-free delivery of exam materials.
  • Disability Staff will only return completed exams via scan/email to ensure contact-free exchange.
  • Student check-in will be done by DS staff following appropriate distancing guidelines behind a plexiglass barrier.
  • Office floor areas will be marked for one-way traffic flow and following appropriate distancing guidelines.
  • In-person exam appointments will be widely spaced to avoid interaction and increased risk of contact. A reduced number of up to 13 students may sit for exams in the Testing Center at the same time following appropriate distancing guidelines. This is a 35% reduction of typical capacity.
  • Testing carrels will be marked as available within the distancing parameters.
  • Students will be assigned to a designated seat for their exam session.
  • Students’ exam materials with their individual folder will be placed at their assigned seat (testing carrel).
  • Students will be asked to limit the items which are not necessary to complete their exams (snacks, water, backpacks, etc.).
  • Students will use hand sanitizer when entering the Testing Center.
  • Students will be required to wear a face covering while sitting for an exam.
  • Students will be required to use their own testing supplies such as calculators, rulers, etc.
  • Students will return their completed exam (in supplied envelope) in designated basket, ensuring a touch-less exchange of paper exam materials.
  • Staff will clean testing area following each student testing session.

Student Responsibilities:

  • Provide the Faculty Accommodation Letter to instructors and discuss testing accommodations.
  • Students must talk to their professor before each upcoming test appointment.
  • Students must schedule a Test Appointment with Disability Services at least 24 hours in advance (for in-person test appointments).
  • Students will only be able to schedule in-person test appointments at 8:15am, 10:30am, 12:45pm or 2:45pm Monday through Friday.
  • Students have the responsibility to follow the University Academic Honor Code while testing. See all Disability Services Testing Policies

Instructor Responsibilities:

  • Online exams via Canvas will not be administered by Disability Services. Professors should ensure the extended time accommodation is given in Canvas prior to all quizzes and exams. See information about how to extended time via Canvas .
  • Submit all exams for the semester to Disability Services (DS) when DS is providing test accommodations and administering the test. Exams/quizzes/tests should be submitted online through Accommodate at least 48 hours prior to exam date.
  • Professors have the responsibility to provide clear proctoring instructions and any information they plan to provide their class, including handouts, graphs, equations, extra credit, etc.
  • Completed exams will be scanned and emailed to faculty member by Disability Services.

How to Upload Exams in Accommodate

Instructions and how-to-video coming soon…