Testing accommodations are not giving the student an advantage but are assuring an equal opportunity to show content mastery.
The ADA Office acts as an extension of the academic area by accommodating test administration when neither the instructor nor the department is able to provide the accommodations.
The ADA staff views the instructor’s test as “sacred.” The test belongs to you. You have determined what information is on the test and we as a service provider provide the appropriate environment and/or accommodation(s) that enable the student to demonstrate his/her mastery of the information. Our goal is to minimize or eliminate the impact of the disability on the student. The ADA Director determines whether a student is eligible for accommodation(s) and what type of accommodation(s). The student provides the instructor with a Form 4 listing appropriate accommodations. The student’s right to be accommodated can not be negotiated; however, if one type of accommodation can be substituted for another without losing the impact and effectiveness for the student, the change can be negotiated. On the Form 4, there is a space to list the accommodations which you and the student have agreed to forego. Once the student has conferred with you and then signs the Form 4, the student gives up the right of that accommodation.
It is the instructor’s responsibility to send the test to the ADA Office or approved test site at least 24 hours prior to testing date/time.
- You or your representative can deliver the test to the appropriate test site.
- E-mail the test to the appropriate test site
- Call and request someone from the test site to pick up the test from you or your department’s office manager.
- The student delivers a sealed copy of the test to the test site. The ADA Office prefers that tests are not sent through the campus mail. The ADA Office will return the test in a sealed envelope to you or your department’s office manager per your instructions. When the test arrives at the ADA Office, it is logged. The log shows the date, time, and the
name of person who delivered the test. The test is then placed in a locked cabinet until the time of administration.
The beginning and ending test time is recorded, and the name of the person who returned the test and who received the test along with the date returned is also logged. Only the test, pens/pencils, and approved electronic aids can be taken into the test room. No back packs, books, notebooks, purses, or cell phones are allowed in testing room. Please indicate in writing with each test if student is allowed to use specific books, calculators and/or charts/graphs/tables/formulas during test.