Testing Accommodations

Testing Accommodations

It is important that your exams, tests and quizzes measure what you have learned and not your disability .If your EAC counselor determines that you require testing accommodations to neutralize the effect of your disability, those services can be arranged through the EAC offices. Some of the accommodations that can be made are:

  • Reader (someone who will read aloud the questions on the exam)
  • Scribe (someone to write the answers that you dictate onto the exam)
  • Spell Checker/dictionary use
  • Sign Language interpreter
  • Large print materials
  • Distraction-free environment
  • Word processor/typewriter use
  • Extra time to take the exam

Procedure for using this service:

  1. When you know the date of an upcoming exam, contact the EAC immediately to make an appointment for the same day your exam is given to the rest of the class. You must make the appointment at least two days in advance.
  2. After your appointment is made, you will be given a testing envelope to give to your instructor. EAC will fill out the top part of the form; your instructor will fill out the bottom part, insert the exam and return the envelope to EAC in time for your appointment.
  3. Arrive on time for your exam! All exams will be administered by a proctor in the EAC classroom (Mondays through Thursdays, 1. pm to 4 pm; Fridays, 1 pm to 3 pm. Evening exams will be by special arrangement). When you have completed your exam, we will arrange to return it to your instructor.

Hot Tip: Make sure your instructor fills out the envelope before sending it back to EAC. This will save you a lot of anguish. If it's not filled out, EAC will return it to the instructor and you may not have the test waiting for you at the appointed time.