The Accessibility Coordinator and designated staff members administer academic quizzes and exams that require the accommodation of extended time, a distraction-reduced environment, adaptive equipment, readers and/or scribes, an alternative testing format, etc. Faculty may also choose to provide alternative testing accommodations within their department.  The student’s accommodations must be provided regardless of which area is used. Faculty should consult the Accessibility Services Coordinator regarding appropriate accommodations and test administration procedures.

Testing Guidelines

The Accessibility Services Coordinator follows the guidelines below to protect the integrity and security of each quiz and exam.

  • The Accessibility Services Coordinator calculates testing time for the student according to the full class period, unless the instructor has established a different amount of time allotted for the exam.
  • Student workers will not administer or proctor quizzes and exams for classes in which they are currently enrolled.
  • In general, students with disabilities take quizzes and exams at the same time as the rest of the class, unless there are scheduling conflicts, in which case, an alternative testing time is assigned with the instructor's approval.
  • The Accessibility Services Coordinator and any student workers assisting with testing procedures only read and/or transcribe materials. They do not interpret, modify, or clarify the questions or responses.
  • Students are expected to abide by the Wilson College Honor Principle. Students found to be cheating during his or her time in the Academic Support Center testing area will have his or her test and testing materials confiscated immediately. The instructor will be contacted and informed of the situation. Cell phone use is prohibited within the Academic Support Center testing area.

Procedures

Instructor Responsibilities

1. Deliver quiz or exam to the Accessibility Services Coordinator via one of the following methods:

  • Email a copy of the quiz or exam to the Accessibility Services Coordinator, cathy.wilt@wilson.edu
  • Drop off a hard copy of the quiz or exam to the Accessibility Services Coordinator in the Academic Support Center, room 207, John Stewart Memorial Library. If the door is locked, the quiz or exam may be placed in the lock box outside of the center entrance.
  • Include a completed Faculty Exam Form with the quiz or exam.

Student Responsibilities

1. Email the Accessibility Services Coordinator seven (7) days before the date you wish to schedule with the following information:

  • Course name
  • Instructor’s name
  • Exam title (e.g. exam 2, midterm, etc.)
  • Date/time of quiz or exam

2. Contact your professor via email to communicate that you plan to take your exam in the Academic Support Center.

3. Report to the Academic Support Center at your scheduled time.

Academic Support Center

1. The Accessibility Services Coordinator will send a courtesy email to the instructor as a reminder that a student intends to complete an upcoming quiz or exam in the Academic Support Center.

2. The Accessibility Services Coordinator will return the exam to the instructor/department.