Test Accommodations

Test Accommodations

Disability Resources Test Accommodations (DRTA)

Student Responsibilities and Guidelines

Scheduling an Exam

  • Tests must be schedule five business days in advance
  • Tests need be scheduled at the same time as the class scheduled time
  • Alternative times must be approved by the instructor prior to scheduling
  • DRTA cannot take requests for specific testing locations

Using Test Accommodations

  • Students are required to meet with each of their instructors to discuss their accommodations
  • DRTA is unable to provide accommodations for at home/ take home tests
  • If adequate notice is not given and arrangements cannot be set up in time, the student must accept the accommodations available or accept the instructor's policy regarding late/make up exams
  • Inform a DR advisor immediately if a test accommodation has not been appropriately administered

Final Exams

  • During finals week of fall, winter and spring terms, tests will start at the following times 8:00 am, 11:00 am, and 2:00 pm
  • If a DRTA start time does not match the class scheduled final exam time, students should select a time that most closely corresponds to the class start time

Late Exam Requests

  • DRTA is unable to accommodate requests made with less than 5 business days' notice

Pop Quizzes

  • DRTA can provide accommodations for pop quizzes
  • DRTA will work with the instructor to arrange accommodations

Academic Honesty

If a student is observed utilizing unauthorized materials, an incident report will be completed by the test proctor and sent to the instructor who will determine the consequences.

Reduced Distraction

  • DRTA provides a distraction reduced test taking experience relative to the typical LCC classroom (3 – 5 students testing in one room)
  • DRTA cannot guarantee a specific environment in which students receive an exam or promise a room absolutely free of distractions or peripheral noise or private room

Music/White Noise

  • DRTA will provide Pandora for student with music as an accommodation
  • DRTA will provide a white noise machine for student with white noise as an accommodation
  • Students are not allowed to use their own personal devices
  • Students need keep volume at a level that will not disrupt others

Break

  • No additional time will be added for breaks
  • If a student leaves the testing room all personal belonging and testing materials must remain in the testing room with the proctor

Guidelines for Lateness, No Show, Rescheduling and Cancelations

Lateness

  • Students who arrive late forfeit the time already missed, end times will not be extended
  • Students who arrive 15 minutes or later are considered a "No Show", and will not be allowed to test

No Show

  • If a student fails to show up for a scheduled test, DRTA will notify the instructor
  • There is no guarantee that the instructor will permit a make-up test, check the syllabus for the instructor's policy regarding late/make up exams

Reschedule Requests

  • If a student needs to reschedule a test, requests must be received by DRTA at least two business days prior to the scheduled test
  • Before rescheduling a test, the student must obtain the instructors permission

Canceling an Exam

If for any reason a student decides not to take a test at DRTA after scheduling one, the student is responsible for notifying DRTA. This includes choosing to take the exam in class, cancelations by instructor, or withdrawing from a course.

If a student fails to show up for or cancels tests two times in a single term, they will be required to speak with a DR Adviser before scheduling future tests. DRTA is not responsible for providing testing accommodations for any tests that occur prior to meeting with an adviser.

Testing Room Guidelines

  • Picture identification is required
  • Cell phone and other electronic devices must be turned off and shown to the proctor
  • All personal items must be placed away from the students testing area*
  • Predetermined time will be strictly enforced
  • Food is not permitted*
  • Students are not allowed to take breaks or leave the room during testing*
  • Guests and children are not permitted in the testing area
  • Testing areas are designated fragrance free, please avoid wearing scented products
  • DRTA is not responsible for the safety of student personal belongings or valuables

Please be respectful of other students who may be testing

*Exceptions may apply for those with approved accommodations

During Testing the Proctor may not:

  • help the student with any answers
  • be asked to interpret, define, explain or reword questions

In addition to the duties of a proctor a Reader:

  • will only read what is on the test
  • will use a very direct voice that does have variation
  • may be asked to re-read parts of the test and state the punctuation
  • may be asked to adjust speed and volume

In addition to the duties of a proctor a Scribe:

  • will record exactly what the student dictates
  • is not responsible for organizing or paraphrasing a student's thoughts into a final most "readable" draft
  • is responsible for general spelling and sentence-ending punctuation. Students are responsible for detailing to the scribe any spelling specific, class-related terminology or punctuation
  • the student will direct the scribe to make any corrections, otherwise, what has been dictated by the student will be turned in as is
  • for responses requiring equations, the student must specify where to place figures and operands

For more information visit the Test Accommodations, Faculty page or contact our office:

Disability Resources by email: DisabilityResources@lanecc.edu or by phone: (541) 463-5150