Test Taking Accommodations
Procedure for Faculty
University of Wisconsin Stevens Point
Faculty may take care of providing test accommodations for students
with disabilities in your area. However, if you are not able to do so,
you may refer the student to the Disability & Assistive Technology Center and we will make
arrangements for taking tests. Since we organize test accommodations
for about 1000 each semester, we have a procedure for taking tests
through Disability Services.
- Students will meet with the Director or Advisor of Disability Services to have "Accommodation Request"
forms completed. The form specifies specific test accommodations.
Students with signed accommodation request forms qualify for
accommodations as supported by documentation of their disability. This
information is confidential.
- Students will bring their "Accommodations Request" form with them
when they meet with you to discuss their individualized test
accommodation needs. They will need clarification from you as to
whether you will take care of the test accommodation in your area or
test through Disability Services. (Please mark the appropriate box).
Note that in some cases, the box indicating “proctored exam” to be taken
at Disability Services may be marked in advance. This would be for
students who have needs that would necessitate the use of our office for
their test taking accommodation, such as the use of a reader or
scribe. Please sign the form and keep the white copy for your records
and return the yellow copy to the student.
- If scheduling their test(s) through Disability Services, students will complete an "Exam Accommodations Request"
form five (5) school days in advance of the test (please note that it
takes five days to communicate between the student, proctor, location
source and you before we finalize testing). Should you change your test
date, please inform the student as soon as possible so we are able to
make test taking changes in our office.
- If scheduling test(s) through Disability Services, you will receive
an email requesting your preference for picking up and delivering the
exam; as well as confirmation on the test day, time, and location. A
proctor will be hired by Disability Services to pickup and deliver the
test. They are also trained to sit with the student while testing to
assure protection of your test at all times, and to provide other needed
accommodations such as reader or scribe services.
If you have any questions regarding the test taking procedure
through the Disability & Assistive Technology Center, please call us at 346-3365. Thank you for
your cooperation and assistance in this process.
Jim Joque, Director
Disability & Assistive Technology Center