Testing Accommodation Procedures
- Students who have testing accommodations will need to make arrangements with their instructors during the first week of class in order to prepare for issues of time and space.
- The Office of Disability Services (OSDS) does not have a testing center and is not able to proctor tests.
- These accommodations apply to all tests and quizzes.
For Test Reader Accommodation
There are several ways for instructors to provide this accommodation.
- The instructor may read the test to the student.
- The instructor may have a designee (other than a classmate) read the test.
- The instructor may tape record the test and allow the student to listen to the questions.
- The student may utilize text-to-speech software in one of the computer labs on campus. Students will be shown how to use this software in the OSDS lab. If technical support is needed, the student should contact OSDS immediately. A copy of the ATAC computer lab schedule is available.
For Separate Testing Environment
- Instructors will need to find an available space that is reasonably free from distractions.
- This should not be, for example, a staff lounge with people coming in and out, in a noisy office, in a “quiet” office with disruptions, etc.
- If the testing environment is not adequate, the student should bring this to the instructor’s attention immediately.
- Instructors who are unable to locate a testing space may contact Campus Scheduling at 271-581-3861.
For Extended Test Time
- The student may start the test before class, stay after class, or utilize other mutually agreed upon arrangements.
- If the student needs to be relocated to another room to complete the test, the new location should be as free from distractions as possible.
- The hallway is not an appropriate alternate testing environment.
Testing accommodations are an arrangement between the student and the instructor, but OSDS should be informed immediately if there are problems that cannot be worked out between them.
Campus Support Services
- CASA Homepage
- Academic Advising
- Disability Services
- Student Success Center
- Testing and Evaluation
Contact Us!Office of Student Disability Services
Eastern Illinois University 600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
Ph: (217) 581-6583
Fax: (217) 581-7208