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SDS Testing Accommodations

Testing accommodations are provided to students who are registered with Student Disability Services and have been approved for this accommodation.

Requesting Testing Accommodations

  • In order for SDS to provide the professor/instructor with verification of a student’s eligibility for academic accommodations, the student must request his or her accommodations each semester via Eagle Accommodate.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to meet with each professor/instructor at the beginning of the semester to discuss academic accommodations in the course including appropriate testing accommodations.
  • If the professor/instructor is unable to provide testing accommodations, the student must submit an Exam Booking request a minimum of 5 business days prior to the scheduled test date (or the deadline set by SDS for final exam requests). This request is available in NCCU Eagle Accommodate by selecting the Exam Booking tab.
  • NOTE: If the test booking request is not received by the deadline, neither SDS nor the instructor is obligated to provide the testing accommodation.
  • Once the request has been received and processed, the professor/instructor and the student will receive written confirmation of the test date by email.
  • Exams are administered at SDS during the scheduled class time unless prior notification of a different date and time is approved by the professor/instructor.
  • Evening exams must end by 5 pm. Depending on availability of SDS space, make-up exams can be facilitated only during regular business hours, Monday-Friday, 8 am - 5 pm.
  • All final exams coordinated in the SDS are administered during the university's final exam time block schedule available in the academic calendar.

SDS Testing Center Rules

  • Students must be on time for their exams. If a student is going to be late, the student must inform SDS office in advance. If a student is more than 20 minutes late, the exam will be returned to the professor/instructor. The student is responsible for contacting professor/instructor to reschedule the missed exam.
  • Only professor/instructor approved testing materials will be allowed in the testing room. Students are required to bring their own testing materials such as writing utensils, paper, scantrons, or calculators. SDS will check these materials prior to the student entering the testing room.
  • Personal items are not permitted in the testing rooms. This includes, but is not limited to, cell phones, electronic devices i.e. iPods, pagers, PDAs, chiming watches, smart watches, hats, coats, bulky sweaters, purses, backpacks, bags, etc. Students may be asked to empty pants or shirt pockets prior to entering the testing room. Students should leave all valuable belongings at home. SDS is not responsible for lost items or items left behind.
  • All exams will be monitored by video recording and physical walk-through as needed.
  • Students are prohibited from communicating with other students testing in the same room. Talking to other students during exams is a violation of academic integrity. Refer all questions to SDS staff.
  • If students leave the testing room, they must bring all testing materials to SDS staff.
  • Once testing has begun, students cannot leave until their test is submitted to the SDS staff. Once submitted (or abandoned by unauthorized departure) a test cannot be resumed.
  • Students should use the restroom prior to the start of an exam. Restroom breaks will be approved by SDS staff on a limited basis. SDS staff will accompany students during requested breaks.
  • Any student suspected of cheating is required to stop testing. The exam and other materials will be collected by the SDS staff and the professor/instructor will be notified immediately.
  • Students will be informed of the start and end time of their exams. No exceptions will be made to adjust the scheduled time without prior approval.
  • Testing space and room location is arranged by SDS staff; students cannot choose the location of where their tests will be administered.
  • Students are responsible for reviewing the SDS website for any updates to accommodation processes or SDS test center rules.

Note: to reduce distractions and noise, SDS provides by request, earplugs or noise-reducing headsets. In addition, students may bring a set of sealed, disposable earplugs for testing. The SDS staff will inspect the earplugs prior to the exam. SDS cannot guarantee a completely noise free environment.

Online Exam Accommodations

It is the student’s responsibility to meet with each professor/instructor at the beginning of the semester to discuss academic accommodations in the course including appropriate testing accommodations.

Send the professor/instructor an email at least 2 days prior to the test/quiz to remind him or her of your approved extended time.  SDS has instructions on how to extend the time for online tests if the instructor is unfamiliar with how to add time to a test.

If the online test must be proctored, follow the steps for Requesting Testing Accommodations.

 
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