FAQ's: Testing-Related Questions

Question:

Who is eligible for exam accommodations, and who determines what accommodations they receive?
Students with disabilities who have functional limitations that would impact their ability to take exams may be eligible for accommodations. The most common accommodation is extended test time.  There are many "non-apparent" disabilities:  each accommodation is carefully considered by SDRC and supported by documentation.  Accommodations are reviewed each semester and approved on a course-by-course basis.

 

Question:

May I email exams to the Testing Center?
Yes. Exams may be emailed directly to the Testing Center.

 

Question:

I am not comfortable allowing a student to take a test in the Testing Center at a different time than the class.  Can I place restrictions on this?
The Testing Center will not allow students to take a test at an alternate time or day without prior instructor permission.  There are occasions where it is physically impossible to take an exam at the same time as the classroom; however, this must be discussed and approved by the classroom instructor.   The Testing Center will establish block schedules for students needing testing accommodations during finals week because of facility limitations.  However, these students will be assigned a testing block that overlaps the classroom testing time.

 

Question:

Can I take care of a student's extended time accommodation using my office or another arrangement rather than sending the student to the Testing Center?
Yes, as long as the alternative testing space meets the student's accommodation needs.

 

Question:

Can I send students without disabilities to take tests at the Testing Center?
There may be occasions where this is warranted; however, this must be discussed with the Testing Center in advance and will depend on whether there is space and time available.  Accommodations will not be allowed for students without disabilities.

 

Question:

How can I accommodate extended time on a Moodle test?
Moodle has the capacity to alter the testing timeframe for individual students.  Please see Moodle Support or call the Moodle office (x3633) for training and information.

 

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