Accommodated Test Proctoring Services Instructions for Students - COVID 19

New Fall 2020 Accommodated Exam Process - UK Disability Resource Center

As campus adjusts to new processes, so does the University of Kentucky’s Disability Resource Testing Center. Please read this page completely so that you are aware of the procedural changes.

 

1. The new processes for the DRC Accommodated Testing Service are fluid and we will share changes and updates as they develop.

2. Discuss with each of your instructors your accommodations and how they can be met. Each student needs to inform their instructors of the accommodations they are requesting for their course’s exams/quizzes. If your instructor has a question about how to meet any of your accommodations they are welcome to contact the DRC office.  

3. Each student should first discuss and try to meet your exam accommodations with your instructors before your instructor submits a request to the DRC for scheduling.

The DRC Accommodated Testing Center will remain open, but capacity of the testing center will be limited due to social distancing. As a result, exams may not occur concurrently with the time of the exam for class. Scheduling of exams is at the discretion of DRC staff, based on the availability of appropriate space. The DRC will continue with proced­­ures established for online exams during the Spring 2020 semester.

 

DRC ACCOMMODATED TESTING SERVICE PROCESS- Fall 2020

REMOTE EXAMS Online scheduled by the DRC

1. Each student should provide their 2020-2021 academic year DRC Accommodation Letter to their instructor as early as possible. Please note that arrangements for accommodated exams takes time, and without reasonable notification accommodations may not be able to be met for a coming exam or quiz but can for future exams and quizzes.

2. Discuss with each of your instructors your accommodations and how they can be met. Each student needs to inform their instructors of the accommodations they are requesting for their course’s exams/quizzes. If your instructor has a question about how to meet any of your accommodations they are welcome to contact the DRC office.  Students and instructors should try to schedule exams on their own, if this is not possible instructors can reach out to the DRC

3. The student will receive a ZOOM meeting invitation by email to their UK Email Address. Scheduling of exams is at the discretion of DRC staff, based on the availability of appropriate resources.

              4. All testing times are set for EST (Eastern Standard Time)

              5. Students should log in 5-10 minutes prior to their testing time

              6. Be sure to be in the space you have chosen to test and have you testing space, as well as space around you, ready for the proctor to inspect

              7. The proctor will take you through the check in process, provide any information regarding your exam, and you will begin

*Note: If your accommodations can be met via your instructor’s assistance is it considered reasonable, the DRC office’s testing service is only the back-up plan if accommodations cannot be arranged. If you have any questions or concerns about arrangements being made please contact the DRC office.

Exam requests received and processed by the DRC office will be tracked through the following link: Requests Received- Student List Please allow 5-6 hours to refresh. If you do not see a particular course on the list please contact your instructor.

 

Once all arrangements have been made for upcoming accommodated exams the details (date, time) will be posted 1-2 days before on the homepage of our website http://www.uky.edu/DisabilityResourceCenter/ for you and your instructors (s) to view. At the very bottom of our homepage, in the blue box, click on the label “View the Current Examination Schedule” https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1h_dHRYI3vcixCSplpqjI9aKY0mx4ghIE1FU5WQ-vHIE/edit?pref=2&pli=1#gid=0.  Please note that you not always receive notification to check the schedule- instead when you know that you have an upcoming exam check the schedule for the details. It is each student’s responsibility to check the schedule and be informed. Be sure to check the online DRC Exam schedule prior to EACH exam as exams may not be scheduled at the same time throughout the semester.  If you are unable to access the schedule please contact the DRC office.  

 

IN PERSON EXAMS at the DRC

1. Each student should provide their 2020-2021 academic year DRC Accommodation Letter to their instructor as early as possible. Please note that arrangements for accommodated exams takes time, and without reasonable notification accommodations may not be able to be met for a coming exam or quiz but can for future exams and quizzes.

2. Discuss with each of your instructors your accommodations and how they can be met. Each student needs to inform their instructors of the accommodations they are requesting for their course’s exams/quizzes. If your instructor has a question about how to meet any of your accommodations they are welcome to contact the DRC office.  Students and instructors should try to schedule exams on their own, if this is not possible instructors can reach out to the DRC

3. The DRC Accommodated Testing Center will remain open, but capacity of the testing center will be limited due to social distancing. As a result, exams may not occur concurrently with the time of the exam for class. Scheduling of exams is at the discretion of DRC staff, based on the availability of appropriate space.

*Note: If your accommodations can be met in an instructor’s department or office is it considered reasonable, the DRC office’s testing service is only the back-up plan if accommodations cannot be arranged. If you have any questions or concerns about arrangements being made please contact the DRC office.

 

For exams scheduled through the DRC office:

Exam requests received and processed by the DRC office will be tracked through the following link: Requests Received- Student List Please allow 5-6 hours to refresh. If you do not see a particular course on the list please contact your instructor.

 

Once all arrangements have been made for upcoming accommodated exams the details (date, time, location) will be posted 1-2 days before on the homepage of our website http://www.uky.edu/DisabilityResourceCenter/ for you and your instructors (s) to view. At the very bottom of our homepage, in the blue box, click on the label “View the Current Examination Schedule” https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1h_dHRYI3vcixCSplpqjI9aKY0mx4ghIE1FU5WQ-vHIE/edit?pref=2&pli=1#gid=0.  Please note that you not always receive notification to check the schedule- instead when you know that you have an upcoming exam check the schedule for the details. It is each student’s responsibility to check the schedule and be informed. Be sure to check the online DRC Exam schedule prior to EACH exam as exams may not be scheduled at the same time or in the same location throughout the semester.  If you are unable to access the schedule please contact the DRC office.  

 

ARRIVING FOR YOUR EXAM AT THE DRC

a. Complete your daily UK health assessment and enter it into the UK App.

b. Wear a face cover

c. Arrive prior to your testing time ~5-10 minutes. If you are arriving earlier, please wait in the MDS building lobby until it is time 5-10 minutes prior to your exam.

d. Wait at the testing door and with proper social distance between you and other individuals. There is tape on the floor marking appropriate physical distancing while standing in line.

e. Follow sanitation and screening protocol.  

f. Bring all materials that are required for your exam, including scantrons if applicable. Try and leave additional items at home or in your dorm.

g. Once you have completed your exam please exit the testing center as soon as possible with all of your personal belongings.

 

REMEMBER:

a. To arrive on-time for your exam

b. Be patient with other students and your exam proctors.

c. Bring all permitted exam materials with you to your testing session.

d. Complete your daily UK Health Assessment and enter it into your UK App and wear a face cover

e. Check the online DRC Exam schedule prior to EACH exam as exams may not be scheduled at the same time or in the same location throughout the semester.