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. All accommodations are based on disability documentation given to the DRC by the student. 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.
In order for a student to use testing accommodations through the Accommodated Testing Program he/she must do the following:
- Provide the DRC with documentation on their disability outlining the need for reasonable accommodation.
- Meet with a staff member of the DRC to set up the accommodations.
- Deliver the Accommodation Memo to their instructors outlining the types of accommodations needed for each course.
- Fill out a Proctor Request Form at least one week in advance of an exam if they choose to take their exam with the DRC’s Accommodated Testing Program and have their instructor sign the form.
- Drop off the completed Proctoring Request from to the DRC one week in advance of an exam.
- 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 giving the student the accommodations in the classroom.
- Sign and complete the Proctor Request Form in order for the student to use proctoring services through the Accommodated Testing Program.
- Notify the DRC on the Proctor Request form of any special directions for their exam. (I.e. open book for exam, use of notes, use of the internet, etc.)
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org , by fax at 257-3952 or dropped off to the department in the Student Union Building room 205. Please do not use interoffice mail as the exam may not reach the DRC by the testing time.
- Meet with students to set up their testing accommodations.
- Schedule a testing time for the student’s exam based on the information on the Proctoring Request Form. If a form is turned into the DRC less than a week in advance, the DRC reserves the right not to accommodate the student for that exam.
- Schedule a student proctor to proctor the exam.
- Return complete 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 – 5pm. If an exam is completed close to or after 5pm the exam will be delivered the next business day.
Please note: If a student arrives late for an exam that 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 is caught cheating on an exam the DRC will notify the instructor of what occurred during the exam.
Accommodated Testing Program Hours
Beginning with the Fall 2008 semester, the Disability Resource Center will be providing proctoring for the Accommodated Testing Program only during the hours of operation, 8:30 – 5:00pm. We will no long provide proctoring services after hours except for during 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. Do not hesitate to contact the DRC with any questions or concerns related to the Accommodated Testing Program’s Hours at 845-257-3020.
Portia Altman, Director
Anne Osowski, Access Specialist
Lisa Hasbrouck, Keyboard Specialist 2