Information & Resources
Students who are registered with Disability Resources (ODR) and have an appropriate testing accommodation may use the testing center.
The Testing Center is located in the Office of Disability Resources (ODR). The Coordinator of Disability Resources, and two graduate level student staff members manage the center. The hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. Many resources are provided; they include but are not limited to:
- 7 distraction-reduced rooms for testing administration
- 8 computer learning stations and printing station.
- Assistive Technology Software (Text-to-Speech, Enlargement, Word-to-Text software, and CCTV)
- Calculators, Paper, Patty Paper, Periodic Tables, Pens, Pencils, Spell Checkers.
All testing rooms are monitored by ODR staff members.
Purpose of Testing Accommodation
Testing accommodations are intended to provide registered students with disabilities an equal opportunity as their peers to reflect the knowledge they have gained during the particular course of study. Testing accommodations are access not success based. Any questions regarding the testing center and accommodations should be directed to x2391.
Only accommodations that are listed in their "accommodations letter" that is provided to the instructor at the beginning of the semester will be given. Also please know that extended time accommodations are based off the standard administration time that is listed on the red form. Unlimited time is not a reasonable accommodation unless it is granted to the entire class.
Ready to take your Test?
- Schedule & Submit Your Test Form – Test Request forms are available in our office or online at www.longwood.edu/disability. Forms must be submitted three business days in advance. If you choose to utilize our space you must take your test at the time scheduled for the course. Any alternate test time must be improved by your instructor and confirmed with ODR staff. Consult the section below for info on altered exam times.
- Arrive to Disability Resources For Exam – On the day of your test students are expected to arrive 5-10 minutes prior to your test time. This will give them the opportunity to receive instructions and put away any materials not needed for the exam prior to starting. Below are the consequences for arriving late.
Students are allowed to arrange testing accommodations with the instructor. If you choose to do that then a request does not need to come through our office.
Lateness, Illness, No Sow, Cancellation, and Rescheduling
- Lateness – When you are scheduled to take an exam with ODR, you are respected to report 5-10 minutes prior to your exam. Should you arrive late for your exam, you will be offered only the scheduled time remaining (as indicated on your test form) to complete it. If you arrive 30 minutes late, permission to take the test must be given with the Instructors written permission.
- Illness – If you are unable to take the make the exam due to illness or emergency, please contact your instructor immediately. You are responsible for coordinating with your professor the makeup of any test. If a new time is established then you are responsible for updating ODR staff.
- Cancelling an Exam – Space in the Testing Center is limited. If your exam is rescheduled or you decide not to take it with us then you should notify us immediately via email, phone, or in-person.
Rescheduling a Test – The process for rescheduling an exam includes the following;
- Coordinating a new time with the Professor.
- Provide ODR of written notification of the change.
- Complete a new test request form.
Other Important Notes
- Academic Misconduct - Students receiving testing related services are bound to the university honor code. "Failure to comply with ODR and university policies could result in an honor code violation which would be reported to Student Conduct & Integrity". Your instruction will be notified as well of any suspected infraction.
- Quizzes –It is the student’s responsibility to inform us once a quiz has been scheduled by the instructor. We recognize that quizzes are sometimes scheduled at the spur of the moment. We will work with the student when this happens. Just contact us and we will let you know how to proceed.
- Belonging & Breaks – All belongings, including phones and electronic devices, must be placed in the storage closet upon arrival to the Testing Center. The only materials allowed are the ones approved by your Instructor.
- Materials for Exams – It will be the responsibility of the student to provide blue books and other specific materials for the test. Disability Resources will have a limited supply of resources for students use.
- Final Exams – Many of the rules above also apply to Final Exams. But there are some changes, most notably in the testing locations and the process for submitting the final exam test forms. The process for final exams will be communication to students via email and our website www.longwood.edu/disability.
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