Accommodated Testing

Testing Instruction Form (TIF)

Important Note: Instructors wishing to have their accommodated exams proctored at the DRC Testing Center must upload a TIF BEFORE student can submit an exam request. 

Steps to Submit a Brand New TIF 

  1. Login to your DRC Instructor Portal with BoilerKey 2-factor authentication.
  2. Read through the “Authentication” page and click “Continue to View Student Accommodations.”
  3. Under “Views and Tools” on the left side, click “DRC Testing”
  4. Under “Specify Testing Instruction Form”, choose your specific course from the drop down list next to “Select Class.”
  5. Click “Continue to Specify Testing Instruction Form”
  6. Answer questions 1-10 in the “Testing Instruction Form” Section
  7. In the “Exam Type(s)”, provide how many minute the regular class has for the exam. Students can only schedule exams for the exam type(s) indicated in this section.
  8. Provide the “Instructor Phone Number” in the “Additional Information” Section
  9. Click “Submit Testing Instruction Form”
  10. You are done!

Note: If you have multiple sections of your course, you will need to submit a TIF for each section

Steps to Indicate the Course has No Exams

  1. Login to your DRC Instructor Portal with BoilerKey 2-factor authentication.
  2. Read through the “Authentication” page and click “Continue to View Student Accommodations.”
  3. Under “Views and Tools” on the left side, click “DRC Testing”
  4. Find the “Proctoring your own Exam” box in the middle of the page.
  5. Click the drop down arrow for “Select Class” and highlight the section.
  6. Click the drop down arrow to select “Type” and highlight “Class has no Exams”
  7. Click “Confirm” button

Steps to Indicate the Instructor will Proctor Exams and NOT use DRC Testing

  1. Login to your DRC Instructor Portal with BoilerKey 2-factor authentication.
  2. Read through the “Authentication” page and click “Continue to View Student Accommodations.”
  3. Under “Views and Tools” on the left side, click “DRC Testing”
  4. Find the “Proctoring your own Exam” box in the middle of the page.
  5. Click the drop down arrow for “Select Class” and highlight the section.
  6. Click the drop down arrow to select “Type” and highlight “I will Proctor My Own Exams”
  7. Click “Confirm” button

Spring 2022 Testing Center Information

  • Hours
    • January 10 – January 30: Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm
    • January 31 – May 1: Monday – Thursday 8am – 9:30pm; Friday 8am – 5pm
    • May 2 – May 7 (Finals Week): Hours will be communicated at a later date
    • The DRC Testing Center will be closed on: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 17) and Spring Break (March 14 - 18). Exam requests may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.
    • *Hours are subject to change*
  • Location – STEW G59.
  • DRC Testing Module: Step-by-Step Guide – Instructors are encouraged to review the DRC Testing Module: Step-by-Step guide located on our website. It is filled with information on how to utilize the DRC Testing Module in the new Instructor Accommodation Portal.

Changes Due to Protect Purdue

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

  • Flexibility – We have will have limited seating capacity without overflow rooms. Due to this, we are asking that instructors be flexible with us when trying to schedule students for exams.
  • Delivery Methods
    • Hand Delivery: A hard copy of the exam can be delivered to the DRC Testing Center at Stewart Center, Room G59. Please be sure you are providing enough copies of the exam for all the students taking the exam with DRC Testing.
    • Digital Upload to Instructor Accommodation Portal
      1. Log into the DRC Instructor Portal.
      2. Log in with Boiler Key 2-factor authentication
      3. Click “Continue to View Student Accommoations”
      4. On the left under "Views & Tools" click on "DRC Testing."
      5. Under “Step 1 – Select Action”, choose “Upload File to Exam(s)” from the drop down list next to “Available Tools.”
      6. Under “Step 2 – Select from the Following Courses,” click the check box next to the student/course in which you will be uploading an exam. You can choose multiple students if they will be taking the same exam.
      7. Under “Step 3 – Confirmation,” click “Confirm Your Selections.”
      8. Under “File Information,” enter an “Exam File Note” if you desire, then click “Browse…” and find the exam file you are uploading. Click “Upload Exam” once you have selected your file.
      9. You are done!
    • All exams must be received by the DRC Testing Center no later than 2 business days prior to the scheduled exam. Failure to do so may result in DRC Testing staff rescheduling the student for a date/time we determine. 
  • Return Methods
    • Faculty Pickup – The hard copy of the exam will be collected directly from the DRC Testing Center at Stewart Center, Room G59. We ask those picking up exams to present an ID for security purposes. 
    • Scanned copy uploaded to Instructor Portal - A scanned digital copy of the exam will be uploaded to the Instructor Accommodation Portal. Instructor will receive an email with instructions on how to download the exam when the exam has been uploaded. Please allow 24 business hours for this return method.
    • Deliver to IDP for grading - Instructor will need to make sure they inform IDP that they will have some exams coming over from DRC Testing Center.
  • Masks Required – A mask must be worn by visitors to the Testing Center at all time.

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