Remote Testing Accommodations

The most commonly authorized academic accommodation is extended time on timed, in-class assignments, exams, quizzes, and the like.

Testing Center

The Testing Center is currently under construction and will not be administering exams during Fall Term 2020. When we return, we will be introducing our new center and a new process that will allow students to schedule their testing needs online in collaboration with their instructors.   Please stay-tuned for these exciting changes.

Note to faculty:  During the closure of the Testing Center, please reach out to your department administrators for assistance with finding testing space for your students with testing accommodations.  You can also reach out to Classroom Scheduling to book spaces. Contact them at Classroom.Scheduling@dartmouth.edu.

If you have other questions about testing, please contact us at: testing.center@dartmouth.edu.

Altering the Testing Environment

Often, exams are conducted in a separate room, perhaps with a few other students who are receiving extended time. Faculty members should select the room and assure that the circumstances of the exam are comparable to those in the main exam venue.

For example, students in the separate room must receive announcements, corrections, clarifications, etc. comparable to students in the main testing venue, and should have the same opportunity to consult the instructor and ask questions.

Possible Adjustments

  • Extra test time
  • Small group (2-3 students) in a separate room
  • Private room testing with no other students (please provide a clock for student to track time)
  • Breaks that do not count against test time
  • Use of a computer (e.g. word processing, text-to-speech software, speech-to-text software, enlarge print, braille)
  • No penalty for spelling errors
  • Use of a calculator for those functions not being assessed
  • Oral assessment in lieu of typed/written assessment