DRC Testing Update for Spring 2021
The Disability Resource Center will continue to function remotely for the Spring 2021 semester. Therefore, we will not be administering in-person accommodated test proctoring.
We will continue to support students and faculty to provide accommodations in an online setting. If you have specific concerns about access to your tests, please contact your Disability Services Specialist and/or our Testing Coordinators at email@example.com.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Accommodated Testing
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Testing
During the Spring 2021 semester, the DRC will be functioning remotely and will not be administering in-person proctored testing.
The FAQ below is for general in-person testing once our office resumes normal operations. Please address any DRC testing questions to our testing coordinators at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each student has the responsibility to share their LOA with the instructor of the course.
Each student has the responsibility to share their LOA with the instructor of the course. LOAs are written for all classes a student may take, and students may find that they do not need certain accommodations in your course or many times may not realize that they need their accommodations until some time has passed.
Accommodations are not retroactive, and so would be in effect from the time a student shares their LOA moving forward. Of course, they also need to give you and the DRC time to prepare and organize materials, so if they share exam accommodations the day before an exam we/you might not have time to arrange for those accommodations.
Complete the Student Exam Request form
Students need to first discuss their Letter of Accommodation (LOA) with you, along with their request to take the exam at the Disability Resource Center (DRC). If you agree to the student testing at the DRC or cannot otherwise implement their accommodations in the classroom, the student will need to submit an exam scheduling request via the DRC Accommodate portal at least 72 hours (3 days) prior to the requested exam date.
DRC Testing will send a confirmation to the student and copy (cc) the instructor
Once the scheduling request has been processed, DRC Testing will send a confirmation to the student and copy (cc) the instructor with the date and time of the exam. There will also be a direct link to the Exam Proctoring Form that instructors must to fill out prior to the exam. DRC Testing does not automatically send any other reminders before the date of the test, so please take note so that you can send materials in a timely manner.
Yes, DRC Testing has scantrons and scratch paper that students can use, if they are required or permitted to use the items during the exam. However, if the exam requires the use of a Blue Book and loose leaf paper cannot be substituted, then the student or the instructor must provide in order to use it for the exam. The DRC does not provide Blue Books.
For students who need accessible technology, such as a computer, assistive software, or digital recorders, DRC Testing can coordinate the use of technology for the exam.