Students are expected to bring their completed Test Accommodation Form to SDS to schedule
their test a minimum of two (2) business days before the test.
The student should complete Part I of the form and give to the faculty member to complete
Part II of the form (Sample Test Form). Please note that this is a sample for viewing and cannot be used for testing. Official
test forms can be picked up in SDS.
The fourth copy of the test accommodation request form is for the faculty member and
helps to protect the security of the test instructions. We encourage professors to
keep this gold copy to compare with the yellow copy, which we return with the test.
Doing so will ensure that students are unable to change the instructions on the form
after it leaves the professor's hands.
After the faculty member completes the form, the student then turns in the test form
to SDS so the test may be scheduled. SDS needs two days to arrange adequate space,
proctors and adaptive aids prior to test time. Faculty members are not responsible
for turning in the forms to SDS, and we ask that they not assume this responsibility
Part III and IV of the test form are completed in SDS after the student has finished
Faculty members are responsible for delivering their tests to SDS.
Delivery may be by:
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fax: 678-3070 or
- In person: 110 Wilder Tower
Tests which need to be set up on SDS computers for formatting in alternative formats
should be sent 24 hours (business day) prior to test time and may be sent in an electronic
format. Tests in paper copy need to be at SDS 48 hours (business days) prior to test
time to ensure that we have time to scan, proof, and/or Braille.
SDS will return completed tests to faculty members at their department office. We
do not deliver to individual faculty offices. Alternatively, faculty members are welcome
to pick up completed exams by coming to the SDS office, 110 Wilder Tower.
We ask that professors not deliver or send tests to our office until after they have
signed the test accommodation form. If the test and the paperwork cannot be matched
up together when the test arrives in the office, it creates numerous problems for
professors, students, and SDS staff, particularly when the test has no name on it,
as often occurs.
Test Security: Students are either monitored by a proctor or by cameras monitored
by SDS staff members.
Students arriving at SDS to take their test later than 10 minutes after the scheduled
test time will be asked to get permission from their professor in order to start the
test late. If the student misses the test, SDS directs the student to discuss the
situation with the professor and have him/her contact SDS regarding a possible rescheduling
of the test. If the test is not rescheduled, the test is returned to the professor
Faculty members with questions about the testing process or problems with the services
should contact Susan Te Paske, SDS Director, or the SDS Test Coordinator, at 2880.