Accommodated Testing

Fall 2020 Information 

  • Hours – We will be open Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm.
  • Location – Over the summer, the DRC Testing Center relocated to STEW G59.

In order to honor social distancing and the Protect Purdue Pledge, we have implemented the following changes:

  • Flexibility – To honor proper spacing we will have reduced seating capacity without overflow rooms. Due to this, we are asking instructors to be flexible with us when trying to schedule students for exams.
  • Delivery Methods – We are asking all instructors to provide their exams via email or Filelocker as much as possible. In the event that you must hand deliver a paper copy, there will be a locked drop box right inside the Testing Center door. We ask that you put the exams in an envelope with the course, instructor name, and student names clearly labeled.
  • Return Methods – Courier will NOT be an option. The default return method will be Filelocker. If you would like us to return your exams directly to the IDP office, we can arrange to do so. We ask that if an instructor must pick up the hard copy of a completed exam, they must make an appointment with the Testing Staff in order to do so.
  • Appointments Required – Appointments will be required of all faculty, staff and students who wish to enter the Testing Center.
  • Masks Required – A mask must be worn by visitors to the Testing Center at all times.

We realize that some of the changes we are implementing will not be reflected on our Online Scheduling System (OSS). We are working with ITaP to have this updated, but are unsure when this will be complete.

Process for Utilizing the DRC Testing Center 

  1. Students must initiate the request in our online scheduling system (www.purdue.edu/drctesting). No one else can submit a request on behalf of the student 
  2. Instructor will receive an email notifying them a request has been submitted.
  3. Instructor logs into the online scheduling system to approve/reject the request. 
  4. DRC Testing will receive an email notification if the exam request has been approved. If the exam request was rejected, however, both DRC Testing AND the student will receive an email notification with the rejection reason. From there, the student will need to cancel that request, submit a new request, and start this process over.  
  5. DRC Testing will process the approval and make sure there is a seat available for that date/time. 
  6. Instructor and Student will receive a SCHEDULED email confirming that the student is scheduled to take their exam at the requested date/time.  
  7. Instructor will provide a copy of the exam to DRC Testing via email, Filelocker, or hand delivery (by appointment).  
  8. DRC Testing will facilitate the exam administration on said date/time. 
  9. Once exam is complete, instructor will receive the completed exam back based on their Return Method selection. 

Faculty Consultations

The DRC staff are available to provide departmental or individual trainings on designing more inclusive approaches to assessments that allows all students to demonstrate their mastery of the course material in a manner other than exams. Let the DRC know if you’d like to discuss these options further, or if you’d like to make such changes to your course design.

For more information on accommodated testing at Purdue, contact the Disability Resource Center at drctesting@purdue.edu, or call 765-496-6168.

Contact Us

Phone: (765) 494-1247 
Email: drc@purdue.edu 

YONG Room 830 
155 S. Grant St. 
West Lafayette, IN 47907