Students with disabilities are eligible for test accommodations determined on an
individual basis. "Test," as used in this context, refers to quizzes and
examinations taken during the semester in conjunction with an academic class. Students
should discuss their specific needs for testing accommodations (e.g., extended time;
separate location; use of computer) with the Disability Contact Person within the
first two weeks of a semester.
Students with documented learning disabilities who require accommodations must identify
themselves to the Office for Disability Services and present appropriate documentation, as
detailed in the preceding section. Students are responsible for meeting with professors to
discuss exam considerations at the beginning of the semester. Preferably,
instructors or the academic department will administer the test accommodations. If this is
not possible, TRiO Student Support Services, may administer and/or proctor examinations.
Reasonable accommodations depend upon the nature and degree of severity of the documented
disability. While the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 requires that priority
consideration be given to the specific method requested by the student, it does not imply
that a particular accommodation must be granted if it is deemed not reasonable and other
suitable techniques are available.
Test accommodations determined on a case-by-case basis may include:
- extended time to complete examinations and quizzes;
- a testing location free of distractions;
- special equipment such as a computer
- readers and scribes; and
- alternative formats such as oral or taped tests.