The deadline for any request submission is 14 working days PRIOR to the anticipated test day!
Accommodated Testing Request Procedures
- Inform the student that testing will take place in Testing Services, and refer him/her to the Disability Resource Center website, if necessary.
- Complete the online request form Accommodated Exam Proctor Request form and follow the instructions to attach the exam.
- To better ensure availability of a testing time frame, submit your requests and the exams as soon as possible:
- Option 1: Submit all requests for the semester at the beginning of the term and attach all exams at that time, or
- Option 2: Submit all requests for the semester at the beginning of the term and forward the exams as they become available, or
- Option 3: Submit the requests as you are able during the semester, with at least two weeks notice (14 business days). Please remember that space is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
- Faculty members must not schedule appointments. Due to the high volume of exams administered, Testing Services utilizes an online system to schedule all appointments. Walk-ins are not permitted and last minute appointments are difficult to secure.
- The appointment will be made by the Testing Services Accommodations Coordinator. The coordinator will contact the student AFTER the Accommodated Exam Proctor Request form has been received in Testing Services.
- Faculty should consider Testing Services’ hours of operation prior to requesting an accommodated exam.
- Option 1: If your class is taught outside of Testing Services’ normal operating hours, such as in the evening or on the weekend, the student may agree to take the test during Testing’s normal hours. This would depend upon the student’s schedule and may not be possible.
- Option 2: The student tests using Remote Proctor Now. The test must be in Blackboard to utilize this option. With this option, students may test after hours.
- Option 3: The student tests in the secondary lab that is being constructed, which will have some evening hours. All accommodations can be made in this lab except reduced-distraction.
Testing within Your Department/College
There may be situations where it is preferable or necessary to administer exams within your department. These include:
- Exams that are not paper/pencil or online (such as ASL, oral exams, piano, lab)
- Specialized software is needed for the exam
- The professor needs to be physically available during the exam
- The course is off campus (such as Bowen or Benton)
- Testing Services does not have space available at the needed time
If this is the case, please follow the procedure for Accommodated Exams in Academic Departments.
An Inclusive Approach
There is a more inclusive approach for students to demonstrate their mastery of the course material than just utilizing exams. This approach has the benefit of not having to set-up a separate testing situation for students with disabilities. Let the DRC know if you would like to discuss these options further, or if you would like to make such changes to your course design.
It is the goal of Testing Services personnel to meet the needs of students and faculty in the most expeditious manner possible. Please do not hesitate to contact the coordinator if you require special arrangements outside of our normal operating hours.
Testing Services Contact:
UALR Testing Services and Student Life Research
2801 South University Avenue
Student Services Center, room 315
Little Rock, Arkansas 72204
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Disability Resource Center Contact:
Access Consultant – Technology