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Disability Services Office, 155 Campus Center

Memorandum

TO: Teaching Faculty

DATE: Fall 2006

FROM: Starr (Knapp) Wheeler, Director, Disability Services Office

RE: Guidelines for Testing Accommodations at the DSO

The Disability Services Office (DSO) provides alternative testing accommodations to qualified students with disabilities under the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. To insure compliance with these civil rights laws and to guarantee the integrity of the testing process, the following guidelines have been developed:

This office will notify you of those students whose disabling condition entitles them to alternative testing accommodations. The notification will specify the requested accommodations.

Once you have met with the student and understand the testing arrangements, please complete the TEST ACCOMMODATION FORM and return it to the Disability Services Office, 155 Campus Center. Only one form per student per semester should be submitted.

If tests will be administered at the DSO, please have the student contact this office at least one week prior to the scheduled exam to arrange for accommodations. We can be reached at 312-3358.

Please note any additional limitations/exceptions regarding the test which may differ from those noted on the TEST ACCOMMODATION FORM submitted at the beginning of the semester.

It is your responsibility to ensure that the exam arrives at the Disability Services Office in a timely manner. If students are allowed to pick up and deliver their own exams, they must be placed in sealed envelopes with the signature of the instructor written across the seal. It is the responsibility of the Disability Services Office to ensure that the exams are returned to the instructor in a timely manner.

In order to ensure the integrity of the testing process, students should take their exams prior to or during the scheduled class exam. We also request that all faculty adhere to the time limitations (time and one-half, double-time) specified in the qualifying letter and deemed as an appropriate "reasonable accommodation" by our office.

It you have any questions or concerns regarding the above guidelines, please contact me. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and support in this matter.

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TEST ACCOMMODATION FORM

TO THE INSTRUCTOR: In order to facilitate testing accommodations for your student with a disability, please fill out this form and return it to Disability Services, 155 Campus Center, as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact Disability Services at 312-3358.

Student: Fall 2006

Course Name: Section:

Instructor: __________________ Office Phone: _______ Office Location: __________ Testing Location (check one):

Testing accommodations will be made within the department for the student. (If you checked this option, do not complete the remainder of the form; just return form to Disability Services.

The student may take test at Disability Services;

Other (please specify) ___________________________

Test Pick Up

The professor or someone designated by the professor will deliver test in a sealed envelope to Disability Services before the testing date.

Test Return

The Disability Services staff will deliver the test, in a sealed envelope, to the professor or his/her designee.

Material Permitted in Testing Room

__ None __ Calculator __ Tape Recorder ___ Spell Checker

__ Charts, tables, etc.. please specify _______________________________________________________________________

Notes and Texthook(s) ___ Other __________________________________________________________________________

 

Thank you for your cooperation