Students with disabilities are entitled by law to alternative testing arrangements. DSD can assist with testing accommodations when requested. Faculty members may wish to handle their own accommodated testing. Test administration may be modified or adapted for students with disabilities when appropriate. Such accommodations may include extended time, alternate location, a scribe for test questions, use of a word processor, large print, or oral administration of test questions. Recommendations for accommodations are made by the DSD Director and listed in a letter of accommodation.
Students and instructors may make any arrangements for testing accommodations which are fair to the student and to the class requirements. Most students and professors agree to have accommodated tests administered by the Learning Center
. Students are expected to schedule an appointment to take the test as soon as the test is announced, or at least two days in advance. Students may do this in person at the Study Strategies desk in the Learning Center (North Quad 350) or by calling 765-285-3779. Below are the instructions to follow when taking exams at the Learning Center.
Students should remind the professor once before each test to send the test to the Learning Center.
Students should take their test when the rest of the class is scheduled to take it.
If an exception to this rule needs to be made, students should ask their instructor to call the Learning Center to make other arrangements. Otherwise, the test will be returned to the instructor.
It is the responsibility of the student to clarify what services are needed so that appropriate accommodations can be arranged.
Students are expected to be on time. If the student is late for the exam, the amount of time that was missed will be subtracted from the time allotted for the test taking session.
Book bags, coats, and other belongings must be left behind the Study Strategies desk prior to receiving the test.
Unauthorized aids, notes, books and the like will be reported to the professor, and cheating of any kind will result in the termination of the test.
Time and a half to double the class testing period will be allotted time for the test.
Test proctors may not explain or express opinions concerning material on the test; however, clarifications for specific purposes (directions, procedures, etc) may be given.
Testing will be discontinued if the student becomes ill or engages in inappropriate behavior such as verbal/physical abuse or any form of sexual harassment.
All other university guidelines for test taking apply to the Learning Center.