Test Accommodation Procedure
The Office of Testing Services is committed to providing timely and secure proctoring
services for our campus community. In order to effectively serve the needs of our
students and faculty members, we adhere to the following guidelines for implementing
- The student must be registered with the Office of Disability Services and have the
current semester’s letter of accommodation on file.
- Students should notify their instructor(s) in advance of the scheduled exam for which
they plan to use an approved testing accommodation. Instructors should communicate
to their students how much notice is required. Students should refer to the course
syllabus or contact the instructor if uncertain of the instructor’s expectations.
- Identifying an appropriate time for testing is a shared responsibility between the
student and the instructor. Generally, we cannot offer the option of taking an exam
outside of the scheduled class time without approval from the instructor. Recognizing
scheduling conflicts may arise, Testing Services will proctor exams at other times
upon notification from the instructor. A phone call or e-mail from the faculty member
will suffice as proper notification.
- All exams must be scheduled in advance of the test time/date. Students may schedule
their exam time if they are testing simultaneously with the regularly scheduled class.
Students should call 968-0308 or stop by Testing Services to confirm the test time(s).
- Faculty, or designated staff, is responsible for ensuring the test is delivered to
Testing Services. Delivery may be in person, or via e-mail (email@example.com). If assistance is needed, please call 479-968-0308.
- Test Center hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tests may be scheduled
during the following times: Monday - Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. If a student
schedules and begins an exam near the end of the day, the student will forfeit any
remaining time after 5 p.m.
- Students should arrive on time for their scheduled exam. Students who are unable to
make their appointment are expected to notify their instructor and Testing Services
as soon as possible.
- Students must show a valid ID in order to take their test(s).
- Cell phones, smartwatches, fitness bands/trackers and all devices with recording,
internet, or communication capabilities that are 1) not related to approved accommodations
through Disability Services; or 2) are not approved prior to the exam by the instructor
for purposes of the exam; are prohibited in testing spaces. Lockers are provided for
storage of these and other personal items (including but not limited to hats, purses,
backpacks, food, and drinks) during testing. This policy is in place to protect the
student(s) and the integrity of the testing process and will be strictly enforced.
Students may also be asked to remove all loose items from their pockets and place
them in storage lockers.
- Students are not allowed to take books, bookbags/backpacks, notes or any class related
material into a testing area unless their instructor has provided written permission
on the Testing Agreement of Instructor Request Form. Students wearing hats, caps,
or other forms of headwear may be asked to remove the attire during testing unless
the headwear is worn for religious reasons or due to a disabling condition.
- Engaging in misconduct and/or possession of prohibited materials will result in dismissal
from the Testing Center and reporting of the incident to the instructor and to Academic
Affairs (see Student Handbook). Examples of misconduct include, but are not limited
to the following:
- Giving or receiving unauthorized assistance of any kind.
- Causing a disturbance of any kind.
- Using any unauthorized aids (electronic devices, books, notes, calculators, computers,
- Attempting to take a test for someone else.
- Failure to follow examination regulations or instruction from Testing Staff.
- Removing or attempting to remove questions, responses, or materials from the Testing
- Sharing of materials with other examinees.
- Talking with other examinees during a test.
- Manipulating test timers in any way is prohibited and will result in collection of
- Testing Services staff may grant permission for restroom breaks. Testing time does
not pause during restroom breaks. If a student leaves Testing Services for any reason
without permission, the exam will be collected. If the student is gone for an unreasonable
amount of time, the exam will be collected, sealed, and returned to the instructor.
If you have any questions or concerns about testing accommodations for students registered
with the Office of Disability Services please contact our office at 479-968-0302.
For questions about standardized testing practices and policies, please contact the
Coordinator of Testing Services, Natasha Branch, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (479) 968-0308.
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If you need an alternative format of this information, please contact the Office of
Disability Services in one of the following ways: Office phone (479) 968-0302; TTY
Hearing Impaired Services (479) 964-3290; email email@example.com.