Administering Accommodated Exams

Administering exams for your students with accommodations

The most common adjustments for students with testing-related accommodations are:

  • Extra test time
  • Reduced-distraction testing environment
  • Breaks that do not count against test time
  • Use of a computer (e.g. word processing, text-to-speech software, speech-to-text software, magnification software, braille)
  • Use of a calculator for those functions not being assessed

Faculty members will want to ensure that the circumstances of the exam being administered to an accommodated student are comparable to those taking the exam in the main classroom. For example, if an accommodated student is seated in a separate room, they must receive announcements, corrections, clarifications, etc. comparable to the other students taking the exam. They must also have the same opportunity to consult the instructor to ask questions.

In addition, guidance is available for accommodating SAS Students for Canvas Exams/Quizzes.