Services for Students with Disabilities


As with all reasonable accommodations, the purpose of testing accommodations is to ensure a student’s equitable opportunity to demonstrate knowledge of the course material being assessed. Testing accommodations are not a guarantee of improved performance, test completion, or a particular outcome. Rather it is presumed that the use of accommodations will enable the student with a disability to better demonstrate their knowledge or skill on exams and quizzes.

Common Exam Accommodations

  • Extended time for test-taking of exams and quizzes that are held within a discrete time frame. Exceptions include exams offered over several days in which students are not expected to work on the exam for the entire time frame. 

  • Reduced distraction testing environment from the large group setting.

  • Use of a computer for word processing.

  • Use of assistive technology.

  • Accessible format.