Student Testing Accommodations
One aspect of reasonable accommodation is in the assessment of learning, with exam accommodations being the most common form. Examples of exam accommodations include, but are not limited to:
- Providing extended time
- Scheduling alternative testing times
- Facilitating a student’s exam in a distraction-reduced environment
Purdue must ensure that students with disabilities have an equitable testing experience. If students are unable to take an exam due to disability-related reasons, they must be allowed to take the same or equitable exam at a different time. It is not equitable to deny a student the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge of course content, nor is it equitable to redistribute the weight of the missed exam to a different exam.
Accommodated exams should also be scheduled around student other academic pursuits. Accommodated exam times and dates may need to be adjusted to prevent students from missing class or components of other courses.
Fall 2020 Accommodated Exams
The first steps for a student to receive their exam accommodations are to review their syllabus and have a conversation with their instructor. Each instructor handles accommodations and assessments differently so having this conversation is important. Some instructors will opt for online exams/quizzes that will be utilizing online proctors while others may choose for a traditional paper/pencil version to be proctored in person. Students may also find that their course is more project based rather than having exams.
If in person exams are needed, the DRC Testing Center will be open to assist in the event that instructors are unable to facilitate a student's accommodated exam. Please check our website for updates regarding the usage of the DRC Testing Center for Fall 2020. Students and instructors will also receive this information via email once it is made available.
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Phone: (765) 496-6168
Stewart Center, Room G59
128 Memorial Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907