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Accomodated Testing Program

The Accommodated Testing Program provides proctoring services to students with disabilities who are registered with the Disability Resource Center. Students are advised to set up their testing accommodations as close to the beginning of the semester as possible by meeting with a staff member of the DRC. Students requesting testing accommodations will deliver an Accommodation Memo to their instructors outlining the testing accommodations that the student is eligible for. Testing accommodations include but are not limited to extended time for exams, use of a reader or scribe, use of a computer for essay exams and or alternate location.

Student’s Responsibilities:

In order for a student to use testing accommodations through the Accommodated Testing Program he/she must do the following:

1. Meet with the DRC to set up their testing accommodations.

2. Deliver the Accommodation Memo to their instructors outlining the types of accommodations needed for each course and have a conversation with their instructors as to how their accommodations will be carried out.

3. Submit the online Proctor Request Form if they choose to take their exam with the DRC’s Accommodated Testing Program.

 

Instructor’s Responsibilities:

1. Provide the accommodations to the students which are outlined on the Accommodation Memo either by allowing the student to take the exam at the DRC or allowing the student their accommodations in the classroom.

2. Reply to the email notifying them to a student’s request to take an exam with the DRC. In this email, instructors are asked to respond and include any special instructions for their exam (i.e. open book for exam, use of notes, use of the internet, etc.) and a way to be contacted during the exam should the student have questions.

3. Deliver the exam to the DRC at least one hour before the exam is scheduled to be proctored.  Exams can be delivered to the DRC via email at drc-testing@newpaltz.edu , by fax at 257-3952 or dropped off to the department in the Student Union Building room 210. Please do not use interoffice mail as the exam may not reach the DRC by the testing time.

 

DRC’s Responsibilities:

1. Meet with students to set up their testing accommodations and provide the Accommodation Memo to the students.

2. Process the online request by forwarding the request to the appropriate instructor and scheduling the exam.

3. Hire a proctor to proctor the exam.

4. Return completed exams to the instructor in a timely basis.  Exams will be delivered back to the instructor or the department secretary between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.  If an exam is completed close to or after 5 p.m. the exam will be delivered the next business day.

 

Please note: 

If a student arrives late for an exam time will be deducted from their extended time. 

If a student cancels an exam with the DRC, the student will be directed to speak with their instructor.  We will do our best to accommodate make up exams but will not schedule an alternate time without the instructor’s permission.

If a student needs to schedule an exam at a different date and/or time than when the exam is scheduled for by the instructor due to conflicts with their accommodations, students are asked to speak directly to their the instructor to find an agreeable time to take the exam. The DRC will accommodate requests during our testing hours.

If a student requests proctoring services with less than five days notice, the DRC cannot guarantee proctoring services at the time and date requested.

If a student is caught cheating on an exam the DRC will notify the instructor of what occurred during the exam. 

Accommodated Testing Program Hours

The Accommodated Testing Program schedules exams between the hours of 8:30 – 5 with the exception of Finals Week. Students and instructors who have class after 5pm and wish to use proctoring services through the Accommodated Testing Program are asked to work out an agreeable time for the student to take their exam during our testing hours. 

During finals week, the DRC follows the College’s final exam schedule and provides proctoring services into the evening.

If you have any questions about the Accommodated Testing Program please feel free to contact us at 845-257-3020.

Portia Altman, Director: altmanp@newpaltz.edu
Anne Osowski, Access Specialist: osowskia@newpaltz.edu
Caitlin Kramer, DRC Services Coordinator: kramerc1@newpaltz.edu
Lisa Hasbrouck, Keyboard Specialist 2: drc@newpaltz.edu