Accommodative Classroom Testing
If you require accommodations for classroom tests or quizzes, you must first complete an intake with a Disability Specialist by scheduling an appointment with the Disability Services Office. The nature and extent of accommodations are based on the specific disability and are determined during your intake meeting.
Make appointments with Testing Services as soon as you know when your exam is scheduled. Make your appointment in person at the Testing Services Office in the Gordon Student Center room 230C, by calling 498-2484 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The testing accommodations most frequently requested are: extended time and a quiet, less distracting environment. Other accommodations may include, but are not limited to, tests read via adaptive technology such as Kurzweil, use of Jaws or Dragon Dictate and access to a computer or calculator. Students should make requests for testing accommodations as early as possible.
Rules for Testing
- Make testing appointments as far in advance as possible. It takes time for tests to be delivered. If appointments are not made far enough in advance, your test and other resources (space, time, computers, etc) may not be available.
- Once you start testing, breaks are not permitted. Please use the restroom, make phone calls, and take care of any other personal business prior to starting your test.
- Children are not allowed in the testing office. Please plan ahead for childcare.
- Only items specified by your instructor will be allowed in the Testing Room. All other belongings must be left in the testing office. The Testing Services Office is not responsible for lost or stolen items. The following items are not permitted in the Testing Room:
- Food or beverages other than water
- Cell phones, Pagers, I-Pods or Bluetooth headsets and other electronic devices are not allowed in the Testing Room. These items must be left in the testing office or not brought in at all. If you are found to have any of these items while testing, your professor will be notified and your test may be stopped or invalidated. Cell phones must be placed on silent prior to being left in the testing office.
- Backpacks, bags, briefcases, etc
- Personal Computers
- USB flash drives
- Academic Integrity is very important to us. You instructor will be notified and testing will be stopped if you are found using unapproved aids.
Accommodative Placement Testing
If you believe you need testing accommodations in addition to time extension or quiet space for placement testing, you MUST first submit documentation of your disability to the Disability Services Office (IEP, psychological evaluation, etc). Once your documentation is received and evaluated, you will be contacted by the Testing Services Office with details about when to complete placement testing with accommodations. Documentation can be faxed or mailed to the DSO office:
Onondaga Community College
4585 W. Seneca Tnpk
Syracuse, NY 13215