Accommodative Testing

Students needing test accommodations must first visit the Accessibility Services Department at the beginning of each semester to assess their needs. Upon approval of accommodations, paperwork will be sent to Testing Services allowing students to test in the Accommodative Testing Center. All Accommodative students MUST schedule an appointment with the Accommodative Testing Center at least 24 business hours in advance.

Location: WS 101
Phone: (801) 863-8544
Email:testingservices@uvu.edu


Submitting Tests

Follow the link for instruction on how to submit exams to Testing Services for your accommodative students. Submitting Accommodative Exams. You will be given the option to drop the exam off to our office, however you must complete the online order form first. If the exam is already in the Classroom Testing Center for the rest of the class, the student may use a copy from the center. The student will be expected to test within the same time frame and pay the fees associated with each exam. Exams needing to be taped must be submitted 24 business hours in advance.

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Accommodative Guidelines

Testing accommodations can be provided for a student with documented disabilities by the UVU Accessibility Services Department. To coordinate testing arrangements with the Accommodative Testing Center, students and faculty are required to arrange the following:

  1. Exam Notification – Faculty members are encouraged to provide students with sufficient notice of exam dates.
  2. Scheduling – Students are responsible for scheduling an appointment to take their exam at least 24 business hours before the time the test is scheduled to begin. Students must know their class name, course number and teacher’s name.
  3. Exam Drop Off – It is the faculty’s responsibility to have the exam submitted via the online CHI database before the student’s scheduled test time. At the time of submission, faculty must indicate the name of the student and what testing aids are permitted to the student, if any. If the test is available in the Classroom Testing Center for the rest of the class, please have the student indicate that when they call in to schedule their appointment. In order to ensure test security, exams are only allowed to be submitted via the online CHI database.
  4. Fees – Students should be aware that if their test is available to the rest of the class at the Classroom Testing Center and they test on a Fee Day, they will still need to pay the $4.00 fee.
  5. Testing Day – Students should arrive at the Accommodative Testing Center at least 10 minutes before their appointment. Students are not allowed to bring any testing materials into the testing room except testing aids approved by their instructor. After a student has completed an exam, all test materials, testing aids, and scratch papers will be collected. If you are more than 15 minutes late to your appointment, your room reservation may be reassigned and you may be asked to reschedule your appointment.
  6. Return of Completed Exam – Faculty members are required to pick up the completed exam as soon as possible.

How to Schedule an Appointment

Students need to call the Proctor Exam Center at least 24 business hours in advance to set an appointment. Student’s first appointment for the semester can only be set after being approved for Accommodations by the Accessibility Services Department. For appointments and questions, please call the Proctor Exam Center at (801) 863-8544.

For TTY or Hearing Impaired please submit scheduling email requests to testingservices@uvu.edu  Email requests will be responded within one business day.

Fees

The Classroom Testing Fees apply. If a student takes a test that is also available in the Classroom Testing Center, the student will pay the $4.00 fee if they test on a Fee Day.

Available Assistive Technology

Please request at the time of scheduling appointment

Dragon Naturally Speaking- Computer software designed to scribe what a student speak, and allow the student the control the computer with their voice.

JAWS- Computer software designed to control the computer through a keyboard, and read anything that appears on the screen.

Smart Pen- An assistive device that allows a recording of a human voice for the use of paper/pencil exams.

TV Screen Text Enlarger- An assistive device used for enlargement of paper/pencil exams, or test aids.

Zoom Text- Computer software designed for the enlargement of computer exams, and includes a screen reader.

Noise Canceling Headphones- Can assist in limiting distractions by blocking out sounds.

Prohibited Technology

  • Cell phone
  • Smart Watches
  • Laptop
  • Tablets

PEC Policies

ACCOMMODATIVE TESTING CENTER’S
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

All appointments must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. We cannot accommodate students who call to schedule the same day as their exam. We are more than willing to schedule all tests, midterms, and finals at the beginning of the semester.

No studying will be permitted in the testing rooms. Every student must come prepared to take their tests. We do not have room or time vacancies to allow students to study prior to taking their exams.

You will only be allowed the testing accommodations approved from your ASD counselor specified in your letter. This includes food or drink in the testing room.

You must supply your own testing materials. Please be prepared ahead of time with all necessary materials. We do not always have the resources to accommodate students with testing supplies. Based on availability, calculators can be loaned to students. Pencils can be purchased at the Testing Center.

You must stay in your room until you have completed your test. If you need to leave for any reason you must inform the proctor. If you leave without informing the proctor, we will assume that you are cheating and will report it to your ASD counselor and instructor.

If you are unable to keep an appointment please inform us as soon as possible. It is your responsibility to call or come in to reschedule/cancel your appointment.

If you are 15 minutes late or more, you will be asked to reschedule your appointment.

It is your responsibility to know when your test is being given. You are required to take the test the same time as the rest of your class. If you need to take the test at a later date, you will need to clear it through your instructor.

You are responsible for $4 fees that may be assessed in the Testing Center. Payment is required at your scheduled test time. Tests or quizzes will not be issued until fees are paid. Fees can only be paid with cash or card.

If your instructor is giving the test in class, be sure to inform them that they need to bring your test to WS101 prior to your scheduled appointment.

Make sure to turn off all electronic devices before locking up your belongings in the testing room. Cell phones, tablets, smart devices, electronic devices, backpacks, notes, books, calculators, or cue sheets are not allowed in the room unless otherwise specified by your instructor. If you are caught using any unauthorized material, your test will be confiscated and your ASD counselor and instructor will be notified.

*Please make sure you are familiar with Utah Valley University’s policy regarding cheating in the Accommodative Testing Center. The policy is posted in our office as well as each testing room.

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