DRC Testing Update for Fall 2021
For the Fall 2021 semester, the Disability Resource Center will safely reopen at reduced capacity for accommodated in-person testing. All COVID-19 safety measures and protocols will be maintained to keep our students, faculty, and staff safe.
DRC Testing Coordinators will continue to assist faculty with any questions related to online accommodation implementation via email or by phone.
Please be on the lookout for further communications from the DRC regarding guidelines and policies for the upcoming Fall 2021 semester. We look forward to safely serving you here on campus!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Accommodated Testing
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Testing
During the Fall 2021 semester, the DRC will be open for reduced capacity in-person testing appointments where all COVID-19 safety and sanitation protocols will be followed. DRC Testing Coordinators can still be reached to assist faculty with the implementation of online testing accommodations via email or by phone.
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.