Testing Accommodation Information
Testing Accommodations are approved by Disability Resource Center staff. Once approved, students schedule exams on myDRC Online. Although test scheduling will be done through myDRC Online, exam accommodations for students registered with DRC will be administered by the Office of Testing Accommodations (OTA). Office of Testing Accommodations is located in Torreyson West, Room 300.
Please consult with Disability Resource Center for specific accommodation questions. If you have exam specific questions, please consult with Office of Testing Accommodations.
Testing Accommodation Procedures
Once students are approved by Disability Resource Center, testing accommodations will be administered by the Office of Testing Accommodations located in Torreyson West Room 300.
Office of Testing Accommodations (OTA)
Office of Testing Accommodations administers the exam needs of students with disabilities by proctoring test/quiz accommodations and scheduling exam times. We work closely with UCA faculty concerning exams and appropriate accommodations. In addition, we specialize in training for OTA Testing Procedures to support our students success. Office of Testing Accommodations is located in Torreyson West, Room 300.
- Contact information for Office of Testing Accommodations:
- If you are a new student, contact the Office of Testing Accommodations to setup a testing orientation before you schedule exams.
- Schedule your exams on myDRC (uca.edu/disability).
- Report to Torreyson West 300 for your exam.
- Other procedures may apply. See Office of Testing Accommodations for further instruction.
- Exam Scheduling: To schedule exams log onto myDRC Online.
- For more information regarding Office of Testing Accommodations, please call 501-450-5404.
Exam Accommodation Information
Students with disabilities may receive test accommodations determined on an individual basis. “Test,” as used in this context, refers to quizzes and examinations taken during the semester in conjunction with an academic class. Students should discuss their specific needs for testing accommodations with the Disability Resource Center (DRC) staff.
Test accommodations are determined on an individualized basis and may include:
- Extended time to complete examinations and quizzes
- A testing location reduced of distractions
- Equipment such as a computer, magnifier, or Braille
- Readers and scribes
- Alternative formats
Tests must be taken during the regular class time unless an alternate time is approved by the instructor.
Exams must be scheduled at least 3 days in advance in order to ensure adequate accommodations and must be scheduled within the parameters of Office of Testing Accommodations (OTA) business hours. Exams may be scheduled from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday – Friday (no later than 2:00 p.m. in order to receive double testing time). OTA reserves the right to refuse testing accommodations for those students who do not schedule examinations in advance. You and your instructor will receive a confirmation e-mail with the testing time you requested along with a copy of the information you submitted. If there are any issues with the exam request you submit online, University Testing will contact you as soon as possible so other arrangements can be made.
Students must contact OTA as early as possible to cancel their appointment if circumstances prevent keeping the appointment. Students must clear any changes in appointment time, date, or conditions with their instructors if such changes are needed. This should be done prior to rescheduling with OTA.
Students must communicate with their instructor’s prior to taking an exam in class. There must be an agreement made between the instructor and the student of whether or not the instructor can or cannot accommodate double testing time in class. Otherwise, the student will decline their double testing time if they take the exam in class. University Testing provides testing rooms and will always provide the double testing time and space is never a problem with scheduling.
Students must arrive on time at the Office of Testing Accommodations location. Students who are late can be docked the late minutes from the time available to complete the examination. Because of limited seating, after 15 minutes, it will be assumed that you are a “NO SHOW” and your seat may be given away. OTA reserves the right to refuse testing accommodations for those students who do not arrive on time.