Testing Information

Testing Information for Faculty

Online Testing Accommodations **At this time, no Testing Request Forms are needed for online testing, as no proctoring is occurring on campuses, which are currently closed to students.

Most students needing accommodated testing require varying amounts of extended time and/or a distraction reduced environment (away from classmates).

  • Please communicate with students to determine any needed accommodations. If students respond with requests and you do not have an accommodation letter for that student, please refer them to AACE and send their name to us.
  • Instructors are able to set a different time limit online for relevant students. See the CETL website at Access to a Quiz for instructions
  • Students will need to provide their own distraction reduced environment.
  • Other testing accommodations will be evaluated and managed on a case-by-case basis (e.g., resources are available for text-to-speech, speech-to-text, etc.) AACE will work with faculty to assist in the provision of accommodative testing remotely, as students may not have access to our physical spaces. Also, connected students have been advised that AACE personnel remain virtually available to assist them with accommodation concerns.
  • Contact AACE with specific concerns.

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 Instructions for on-campus classes

    Instructor Responsibilities 

    • Respond to student’s requests for an office appointment in order to discuss accommodations with the student.
    • Read and respond to the digital Student Accommodation Letter (dSAL), or traditional SAL, during the office appointment with the registered student and complete and sign the Testing Request Form (TRF).
    • Return the completed TRF to the student. It is the student’s responsibility to return the form to the Access and Accommodations Center. The Access and Accommodations Center must receive the TRF no later than five business days prior to the first scheduled test date. Testing accommodations at the Access and Accommodations Center are provided on a first come, first served basis. Submitting a Testing Request Form does not guarantee testing accommodations at the Access and Accommodations Center.
    • Add subsequent test dates to student’s testing schedule, if needed, in writing (email, fax, etc.) to the Access and Accommodations Center no later than two business days prior to the new test date.

    Final Exams

    • Send final exam dates and times in writing (email, fax, etc.) no later than two weeks prior to the last day of class.

    Pop Quizzes

    • Send the dates and times for pop quizzes in writing (email, fax, etc.) no later than two business days prior to the quiz date to AACE testing coordinator for scheduling.
    • Cancel or change test schedule, if needed, by submitting this information to the Access and Accommodations Center in writing (email, fax, etc.) or contacting the AACE Testing
      coordinator to reschedule the students makeup exam.

    The Access and Accommodations Center Responsibilities

    • Prepare digital Student Accommodation Letters (dSAL).
    • Schedule student tests, quizzes and exams according to the submitted TRF on a first come, first served basis and as resources permit.
    • Facilitate receipt and return of tests and exams based upon written instructions from instructors on TRF.
    • Maintain testing records.
    • Provide reasonable accommodations in a timely manner. Noncompliance on the part of the student with the procedures stated above may result in delays in or denial of the provision of accommodations.