Testing Acommodations

Extended Time

What is it?

  • Extending the instructors time allotment on an exam

  • Time allotment is determined by Disability Resources and Services

  • Typical allotment is time and a half or double time

  • Proctoring takes place in the testing center

Who would use it?

  • Reading comprehension disorders benefit by more time to read and process

  • Visual processing disorders benefit by more time to retrieve information

  • Obsessive/compulsive disorders benefit by more time to retrieve information while attending to their rituals

  • Anxiety disorders benefit by more time to relax and take breaks

  • Memory loss related disorders benefit by more time to retrieve information

Environment

What is it?

  • Two standard environments: quiet room or private room

  • Quiet room is the general testing room

  • Private room is an isolated room

  • Environment is determined by the DRS office

  • Proctoring takes place in both environments

Who would use it?

  • Focusing or concentration disorders benefit by eliminating distracting outside noises

  • Anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders benefit from privacy for self-relaxation techniques and needed breaks

  • Memory related disorders benefit by eliminating distracting outside noises

Readers

What is it?

  • Technology that reads text on the screen

  • Content may be read as many times as needed

  • Persons who read to students
  • Readers do not answer questions, give advice, or opinions

Who would use it?

  • Students who are blind/visually impaired

  • Students with dyslexia benefit from auditory information

  • Students with learning disabilities benefit from multiple sensory modes of input

Scribes

What is it?

  • Voice recognition software

  • A person who writes for students

  • Scribes do not answer questions, give advice, or opinions

Who would use it?

  • Disabilities related to the mechanics of writing

  • Blind or visually impaired students

  • Physically disabled students

Assistive Technology (AT)

What is it?

  • Software or hardware that assists student in access and independence

  • Performs the role of the reader or scribe

Who would use it?