Working with Students with Disabilities
What are some of the types of exam accommodations available to students with disabilities?
Exam accommodations are based upon a four step model which includes: (1) what the task or assignment requires, (2) the physical, sensory, and cognitive skills that are needed, (3) the specific components of the task that require an accommodation, and (4) the accommodation options that exist.
Test accommodations include but are not limited to:
You are encouraged to accommodate the student's need for extended testing in your academic area or office location. Pay attention to the need for a quiet testing location if that is indicated on the form. Proctored testing for students with disabilities who require double time, a reader, writers, etc. is available through Disability Services. Testing through Disability Services must be arranged at least one week before the exam date. It is the student's responsibility to pick up a "testing modification form" at the Disability Services Office. Faculty are required to complete the form indicating specific testing instructions and return it to Disability Services. The form documents delivery and pick up procedures for testing.