Services -> Testing Accommodations
Section 504 About the Guidelines and forms for Testing:
The Guidelines for Testing Accommodations Blue Form (TABF)is to be read by, read to and/or explained to any student with a disability who will be receiving accommodation. This form does not include nor identify the students’ disability, but it does includes;
· Alternate testing environment
· Date, time and extended time added for addressing the needs of all the students with disabilities requesting testing accommodations.
· Professors request for: use of any material or not
· Use of supportive aids
Environment for Testing Accommodations: Reasonable Accommodations
As per the ADA testing accommodations should be a separate "distraction-reduced room
A proctor at all times
Use of a computer if your accommodations and/ or professor state it on the blue form
Use of calculator if yours accommodations and/ or professor state it on the blue form
Use of material and books ONLY IF THE PROFESSOR STATE IT ON THE BLUE FORM
The Guidelines for Testing Accommodations Form: Unreasonable Accommodations
Students are NOT to request unreasonable Accommodations such as:
The home test/exam, unless the entire class is taking the test/exam home
* The only time the test/exam are taken home or sent home is when the student is on bed rest due to
Extend the time for turning in the test/exam double or longer the usual time and half as per CUNY accommodations test extended time
Requesting accommodations to the professor that are not reflective of their disability
Demanding accommodations for a test / exam that are not appropriate for your disability, such as; a calculator when the disability is of a language disorder
- Students are to register for their accommodations at the Office of Special Services (OSS) at least one week prior to the scheduled test.
- Students are to pick up the BLUE form for their professors from the testing center.
- Students must hand the BLUE form to their professors a week in advance for Professors to fill out their requirements for testing.
- The Professors are to deliver a copy of their test to the OSS by at least one day prior to the test.
- All the students that require testing accommodations will be tested at the Testing Center in Suite Frese Hall room 013.
- Students are encouraged to go to the bathroom prior to starting their test. If student must go to the bathroom during the test the following will take place:
- Student must leave all of their class-notes, and study materials in the testing Center.
- Students must sign out and back in
- Student will be escorted by a proctor
- If the student was provided an accommodation of extended testing time, the students will not lose their assigned time on the test
- A proctor will be with the student throughout the entire testing period.
- The assistive technology assistant will include the following accommodations when applicable:
- Enlarge a test
- Braille a test
- Read the test to the student
- Present slides for the test
- If there are too many students testing at the same time, the students will then be placed in another room.
- Once the student completes the testing, the OSS will deliver the test back to the department, on the same day of the test.
- The professor or department must sign a form confirming receipt of the test.
Office of Special Services for Students with Disabilities
Office: Frese Hall, room 111
Telephone: 718-997-5870 / Fax: 718-997-5895