Effective Date of Policy:
Establish guidelines and procedures around test accommodations for students with disabilities
Scope and Applicability:
Students with disabilities
Daemen University is committed to ensuring equal access and full participation in all programs and activities of the University for students with disabilities in compliance with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and applicable state and local laws providing for nondiscrimination. Disability Services is the designated department by the University to determine reasonable accommodations and services for students with disabilities. For authorization of accommodations for students with disabilities contact Debbie Dimitrovski, Director of Disability Services, Research & Information Commons, room 113; voice 716.839.8583; fax 716.745.4335 firstname.lastname@example.org.
A student with a disability may be eligible for testing accommodations, as determined on a case by case basis. “Test,” as used in this context, refers to quizzes and examinations taken during the semester, including final exams, in conjunction with an academic class. The student should discuss his/her specific needs for testing accommodations with the Director of Disability Services and the instructor in a timely manner before tests are to be administered. Testing accommodations are typically administered in the Student Success Center located in the Research and Information Commons.
Testing accommodations may include but are not limited to: extended testing time; a reduced distraction location; use of assistive technologies; alternate format.
Following are the procedures a student must follow when requesting testing accommodations:
- The student must email or deliver the accommodation letter provided by the Director of Disability Services to the faculty member prior to requesting test accommodations. This eligibility letter will outline testing accommodations for the student.
- The student is expected to schedule tests in a timely manner using the “Accommodated Test Request” form located in the student’s MyDaemen account.
- Submission of the “Accommodated Test Request” form delivers the test and proctoring information via email to the student, the faculty member and the Director of Disability Services and/or Student Success Center staff.
- The faculty member will input proctoring instructions through the “Accommodated Test Request” form located in their MyDaemen account and provide the test electronically or in paper format to the Student Success Center in a timely manner.
- The student then reports to the Student Success Center to take the test. Upon completion, the test is returned to the Student Success Center staff who will then return the test to the faculty member using the method indicated in proctoring instructions.
Please note that all tests should be taken during class time. However, due to extended time, some students may need to begin the test prior to the start of class.
Evening exams and early morning exams – typically, Disability Services administers exams 8:30am – 4:30pm. When possible, students will be asked to take evening exams earlier in the day. If an exam must be administered before 8:30am or after 4:30pm, be sure to contact email@example.com as soon as possible so arrangements can be made.