Information for Faculty about Exam Administration through Student Disability Services

02/18/2013

Contributed by Linda Uhll

Regular semester testing has picked up and midterms are approaching quickly so here are a few reminders about preparing test materials for students electing to take their tests with Student Disability Services:

*Please email the test to tests@ithaca.edu, fax it to 274-3957 or deliver a copy to 110 Towers Concourse‪ at least 24 hours before the time of the test. If sent via email or fax, please indicate whether a scantron form or blue book will be needed. 

*Please let SDS know, 24 hours in advance, if special software will be needed for this test (Minitab, SPSS, etc.).  Without advanced notice, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to reserve lab space in time for the test. 

*If audio or visual files are needed for the test, please include them on a flashdrive or a CD and send them with the test.  Also, please tell us what programs will be needed to play them.

Test security is a priority in our office and, as such, student workers do not have access to your emailed tests. If you deliver your test, please bring it between the hours of 9:00 and 5:00, and give it to a staff person in 110 Towers Concourse‪. This will ensure that students do not handle tests once they are received by our office.

A final note. We’ve received a number of phone calls from faculty asking if they need to sign students up for tests or why students who have test accommodations listed on their Academic Adjustment Plan haven’t made arrangements to take a test with our office. It is the responsibility of the student to sign up for an exam a minimum of three business days in advance. Also, students may elect not to take an exam with the office if they prefer to take it in the class so they can ask questions or feel they may not need it for certain kinds of tests. You are not responsible for providing additional testing time if the student elects to take the test with the class.

If you have questions, or need additional information, please contact SDS at 274-1257.

 

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