Accommodated Test Proctoring Services Instructions for Students
Significant changes in procedures in the Accommodated Test Proctoring services have been altered to reflect the University's commitment to the safety of the students, staff and instructors during the campus restart process due to COVID-19. The new procedures can be found at this link.
Accommodated Test Proctoring Services
Students registered with the DRC for academic accommodations may receive various accommodations related to testing. Faculty are encouraged to make arrangements for the students' accommodations in the department, however if there is not space or personnel available, accommodated test proctoring is available through the DRC. Requests to schedule an exam through the DRC should be submitted by the instructor through the FACULTY tab on the DRC website. Guidance regarding the utilization of this services by faculty is provided in this video link.
- Register with the DRC Office, if you have not already done so.
- Meet with a DRC consultant, if you have not already done so.
- Receive a Letter of Accommodation from the DRC office, if eligible.
- If you are a returning student and have completed steps 1-3, obtain your Letter of Accommodation for the current semester. Most accommodation letters can be accessed through the Online Accommodation Letter Portal.
- At a minimum, students should provide faculty the Letter of Accommodation 7 days or more prior to the first exam or quiz. At this time discuss with your instructor your accommodation needs.
- If you receive exam accommodations, discuss scheduling your exams/quizzes in your instructor’s office or department. If your needs can be met within the office/department- it is considered adequate.
The DRC Testing Service is only the backup plan when an instructor cannot meet your needs.
- If you and your instructor schedule your exam, take your exam as scheduled.
- If your instructor requests assistance of the DRC Testing Service you will find the details for your exam on the DRC Exam Schedule. Schedules are posted 3-4 days prior to the scheduled exam date. The student is advised to check the schedule the night before their exam to see if any changes have occurred.
The current exam schedule can be accessed by Clicking here:
At the bottom of the DRC homepage, in the black box, click on the link
“View the Current Examination Schedule”.
A list of the classes and students for which the DRC has received requests to schedule can be found at the following link: DRC Requests Received
Please note that the list is by course, and if a student is listed for one course that does not mean the DRC has received a request for all of that student’s classes.
DRC Testing Service Policies:
- A space will be scheduled to meet individual accommodation needs.
- Students should arrive a minimum of 5 minutes before the scheduled exam time.
- Students are required to bring a Photo ID.
- Not every exam will be scheduled in the same room/location.
- Students should bring all necessary auxiliary aids to their accommodated exam.
- Exam proctors will not allow phones or other electronic devices into the testing room.
- Students should expect to receive the specific testing accommodations stated in their accommodation letters during a test.
- Exam times will be arranged as close to the class’s exam time as possible OR during the time the DRC has available resources.
- Allowances cannot be made for jobs, extra curricular activities, projects, etc.
- If an exam time overlaps with an internship‚ TA position‚ or other mandatory academic position, documentation must be provided to the testing coordinator and the student’s instructor at the beginning of the semester.
- If a student feels that they require additional testing accommodations for those listed on their accommodation letters please contact your Disability Resource Center Consultant to discuss eligibility.
DRC Exam Schedule
The link to the Accommodated Testing Schedule can be accessed here.
Students receiving testing accommodations have the responsibility of honest‚ ethical test taking behavior and of maintaining the integrity of the test. Cheating will not be tolerated and Disability Resource Staff are required to report any suspicious behavior by the student to the faculty. Students utilizing the Accommodated Testing Services will be monitored either in person or through the DRC camera monitoring system. All testing activities in the Accommodated Testing Services area are digitally recorded and can be used by the university in any test integrity investigations. Disciplinary action will be at the discretion of the faculty.
Testing Attendance Policies
When a student does not show for a scheduled examination with the Accommodated Testing Service and fails to contact the office prior to the scheduled time, faculty will be notified and the faculty member will determine if a make-up is allowed. The day and the time of day may need to be adjusted depending on the resources available through the Disability Resource Center.
Inclement Weather Policies
If classes are canceled or delayed the exams scheduled for that day/time period through the DRC office will not take place as scheduled. The DRC office will NOT automatically reschedule the exams scheduled during a delay or closure; instead we request that all instructors work with their students to reschedule the exam together within their offices or departments. If this is not possible then the DRC will take one by one requests from the instructors to reschedule the exam(s) and work them in as soon as possible after the university reopens. Please note this could take some time so trying to schedule the exam(s) within the department is strongly suggested.