Providing Testing Accommodations in the Academic Department

Disability Services is partnering with faculty to provide testing accommodations within academic departments.  We will provide a trained proctor for accommodated testing needs for each exam through the semester.  By participating in this program, we will be able to provide students greater access to instructors during tests, as well as, eliminate delays in grading.

Suitable candidates for the program:

  • Instructors who teach large courses with five or more students with disabilities consistently receiving test accommodations.
  • Instructors with evening exams (it is often easier to secure an available classroom near the regular class during the evening).

Process to provide testing accommodations in the department:

  • Students meet with instructors and present accommodation letters.
  • Instructors contact the Disability Services Testing Center to express interest in scheduling a proctor and provide all test dates for the semester.
  • Instructor reserves a low-distraction room close to the main classroom.
  • The Testing Center staff confirm availability of proctors(s) for test dates.
  • Instructors communicate to students that a low distraction room will be provided close to the main classroom with a trained proctor from Disability Services.
  • Instructors provide a location and start time information for testing students.
  • Alternate arrangements are made on a case by case basis for students with accommodations other than a low distraction environment and extended time.
  • Instructors make arrangements through the Testing Center on where and when to meet the proctor before the test to discuss administration.
  • Instructors provide a test roster and detailed proctor instructions on the day of the test.
  • Instructors may decide to personally distribute the tests and will check in periodically on the testing room to see if students have questions.

 

If interested in participating, please contact the Testing Center Coordinator at dstesting@gatech.edu.