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Testing Accommodations

  • Students with barriers pertaining to the length of time needed to perform functions of testing (i.e. processing speed, focus/concentration, use of assistive technology, memory, etc.) may qualify for additional time to complete tests and quizzes for their courses.

    Things to know about this accommodation:

    • Students must be approved and have a current Letter of Accommodation for the semester during which they are using additional testing time
    • Additional testing time applies to seated, hybrid, arranged, and online exams/quizzes
    • Test/quizzes will not be modified in a way that would lead to an unequal benefit for students (i.e. reduced multiple choice answers, fewer questions, removal of essay questions, etc.)
    • Additional testing time is assessed on an individual basis and may differ depending on the course structure, semester, subject matter, etc.
    • Additional testing time is not meant to address nondisability related factors such as: fatigue, common testing jitters, motivation, testing taking skills, or additional review of answers
  • Students with barriers pertaining to the environment in which their exams/quizzes take place may qualify for an alternate location accommodation.  Students utilizing additional testing time for their seated, hybrid, or arranged classes will also be approved for alternate testing location to ensure additional time is met.

    Things to know about this accommodation:

    • Students must be approved and have a current Letter of Accommodation for the semester during which they are using the alternate testing location
    • All exams/quizzes taken with accommodations will be proctored in the ARCC Testing Centers (Coon Rapids and Cambridge)
    • Alternate Testing (with or without additional time) is to be coordinated by the student with the Testing Center
    • The Office for Students with Disabilities does not coordinate or implement testing accommodations
  • Students with barriers pertaining to reading comprehension, vision, focus/concentration, etc. may qualify for an accommodation that allows test questions to be heard.  

    Things to know about this accommodation:

    • Students must be approved and have a current Letter of Accommodation for the semester during which they are using audio tests
    • Audio testing accommodations utilize text-to-speech computer technology to allow students audio access.
    • Instructors are responsible for providing an electronic Word or PDF copy (in addition to the physical copy) of requested exams/quizzes to the Testing Center at least 1 full day prior to the exam date
  • Students with barriers pertaining to reading comprehension, vision, focus/concentration, etc. may qualify for an accommodation that allows test questions to be read to them by a person.

    Things to know about this accommodation:

    • Students must be approved and have a current Letter of Accommodation for the semester during which they are using audio tests
    • Test Reader accommodations are approved on a case-by-case per semester basis
    • Individuals who read test questions will not answer any questions, impart any information, give hints, or clarify; their sole purpose is to read the content of the exam/quiz
    1. Apply for Testing Accommodations through the Office for Students with Disabilities
    2. At least 3 business days prior to exam date; go to the Testing Center on campus to schedule your exam
      • Audio Test or Test Reader accommodations: Please schedule at least 5 business days prior to exam date to ensure availability
    3. Inform the Testing Center staff of the day and time you will be testing
    4. Complete the Testing Accommodations Form (yellow at Coon Rapids, purple at Cambridge) found in the Testing Center
    5. Deliver the Testing Accommodation From to your instructor
    6. Your instructor will then bring the form and your exam to the Testing Center by your schedule time

    Important Things to Remember:

    • Students utilizing accommodations must follow the Testing Center policies and procedures
    • Students must show a picture ID to test
    • The Office for Students with Disabilities does not schedule testing, however we are happy to assist in the process if need
  • Approved testing accommodations can be used on any exam, quiz, or test required for your courses.  Students are responsible for communicating and coordinating needed testing accommodations with Testing Services and their instructors by following the Steps to Schedule Testing Accommodations.  The mode in which testing accommodations are delivered may depend on student need, course delivery method, and/or staff availability.  

    Student not currently approved for testing accommodations through OSD, but in need of support and access to exams, should visit www.anokaramsey.edu/osd and complete the Steps to Request.  The following information applies to those with a current Letter of Accommodation approved by OSD.

    Steps to Schedule Testing Accommodations

    Students using their approved testing accommodations (online or in-person on campus) are required to schedule exams/quizzes with Testing Services.  Please follow the below steps to schedule your accommodations.

      1. At least 3 business days prior to exam date, submit a Testing Accommodation Request.
      2. Testing Services will review the request, ensure availability for the request, and follow up with you if additional coordination is needed
      3. Testing services will confirm exam details with your instructor
      4. Testing Services will send student an appointment letter with exam confirmation details to the email listed on the request.

    Note: Exams should be scheduled at the same time as class session unless:

    • Arrangements have been made with your instructor
    • Class times overlap and adjustments need to be made based on course schedule
    • Exam is given outside of Testing Center hours; in which case you should find nearest time to your original exam with testing center hours as possible

     

    Important Reminders

    • A Testing Accommodation Request must be submitted prior to each exam/quiz
    • Requests submitted less than 3 business days in advance are contingent upon Testing Services availability and your instructor’s ability to provide Testing Services your exam
    • Exams must be scheduled within Testing Center hours and completed 10 minutes prior to close
    • Please schedule your exams as far in advance as possible. Review your syllabi at the start of the semester and submit Testing Accommodation Requests early!

     

    Arriving for your scheduled exam

    Students are responsible for arriving to their scheduled exam session on the date and time confirmed by Testing Services.   This applies to in-person and virtual/online sessions.  Please review the following information related to scheduled exam sessions:

    • Review the details of your Confirmation Letter carefully before your exam session and contact Testing Services with any question or concerns. Remember: You will be asked to show a valid photo ID (in-person and online) in order to test. 
    • If you will be late for your exam session, please contact Testing Services immediately, or your session may be cancelled.

    Cancelling and Rescheduling exam sessions

    • To cancel or reschedule your exam session, contact Testing Services at least 24 hours (1 business day) in advance. Instructor permission may be required.
    • Testing Services reports all NO SHOW exam sessions to instructors.
    • If an exam session is missed due to student error, Instructors have the authority to determine if a make-up session or rescheduling is appropriate.

    Testing Services Contact Information

    Coon Rapids Campus

    Location: Rm SC150

    Phone: 763-433-1180

    Email: testingservices@anokaramsey.edu

    Cambridge Campus

    Location: Rm D208A

    Phone: 763-433-1980

    Email: testingservices@anokaramsey.edu

     

     

     

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