Faculty Guide to Testing Accommodations
Many OAS-registered students are granted testing accommodations. A faculty member will be notified of a student’s testing accommodations through a Letter of Accommodation, which will be drafted by the OAS and delivered to the faculty member by the student.
Testing accommodations might include:
- Time and a half
- Double time
- Testing in a distraction-reduced environment
- Use of a text to speech program
- Use of a speech to text program
- Use of a calculator
- Use of a computer to type essays
Please note that when students pick up their Letters of Accommodations, they read and sign the following forms:
Faculty members have the option of providing the accommodations to the student. The OAS will proctor a student’s exam for the faculty member if the faculty member prefers. To reserve a testing room for your student, please submit an online Testing Reservation Form.
It is important to note that some students decide not to utilize their testing accommodations. Many students take the first test in class to assess their need for the accommodation(s). Please communicate with your student(s) regarding their preference for the semester.