Scheduling Exams in an Alternate Testing Location
When students with disabilities are eligible for exam/quiz accommodations, there are a number of policies and procedures which are important for students and faculty to be advised of, including the exam administration itself and use of accommodations by students with disabilities, the Test Proctoring Form, and instructions for the Test Proctoring Form.
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- The accommodation verification letter (AVL) will list the accommodations for which the student is eligible. The AVL is issued by the Office of Disability Resources (ODR) on a per term basis. Students need to share an AVL for the current term, in order to be eligible for accommodations. Also, students need to share an AVL with their faculty members for each course they are enrolled in, rather than submitting an AVL for the entire term/period of study. For example, if a student has the same faculty member for more than one course, or multiple terms, a current AVL needs to be shared with the faculty member for each class, each term.
- Exam/quiz accommodations can include a multitude of accommodations. The intent of a reasonable accommodation is to minimize the impact of the condition, while allowing students with disabilities to demonstrate their abilities. There are accommodations which are more common than others, largely because accommodations such as, extended time minimize the impact of many types of disabilities for diverse reasons.
- A reduced distraction testing environment allows a student with a disability to take the exam/quiz in a room alone, except for exam proctoring. The intent of this type of accommodation is to minimize extraneous noises and visual cues and aids, but we cannot guarantee all noise will be removed.
- The need for alternative formats during the exam administration can be a timely endeavor for ODR to facilitate. Although ODR will make every effort to meet the needs of the University, faculty need to submit exam materials to ODR at least 48 hours prior to the exam administration. ODR will provide all converted materials for the exam/quiz administration.
- The need for adaptive technologies during the exam administration may require students with disabilities to take exams/quizzes in a specific location of the department, or ODR. If technology is networked, it allows students and faculty the flexibility for the exam administration to occur in multiple locations, rather than only ODR. As the status of networked software is updated periodically, contact ODR at 215.895.1401 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.