Information for Faculty
Resources administers academic tests, quizzes, and exams that require the
accommodation of extended time, distraction reduced environment, adaptive
equipment, readers, scribes and/or alternative test format, etc. Faculty may choose to provide alternative
testing accommodations within their department or utilize Disability Resources
testing facility. The students' accommodation must be provided regardless of
which area is used. Faculty should consult with the Testing Coordinator at
Disability Resources by calling 928-523-8773, regarding appropriate
accommodations and test administration procedures. A faculty member may consult with the Testing
Coordinator at Disability Resources regarding test restructuring; however, any
changes in content are the sole responsibility of the faculty member.
Disability Resources follows the guidelines
listed below to protect the integrity and security of each test, quiz, and
Disability Resources administered tests, quizzes, and exams are proctored.
Disability Resources Testing Coordinator calculates testing time for the
student according to the full class period unless otherwise designated by
Resources staff and student workers will not administer or proctor tests,
quizzes, or exams for classes in which they are currently enrolled.
- In general,
students with disabilities take tests, quizzes, and exams at the same time
as the rest of the class unless there are time conflicts, in which case an
alternate testing time is assigned with the instructor’s approval.
Resources staff or student workers assisting with testing procedures only
read and/or transcribe materials. They do not interpret, modify, or
clarify the questions or responses.
- Students caught
cheating or found cheating during his or her use of Disability Resources
testing accommodations will have his or her test and testing materials
confiscated immediately. The appropriate instructor will be contacted and
informed of the situation. Cell phone use is prohibited within the
Disability Resources testing area.
interpreting services are provided to ensure that the student has access
to the instructor’s instructions, comments, class discussions, etc. The
student’s questions and comments are interpreted. Interpreters only
interpret between parties and do not attempt to “interpret” the question
for the student. Written test questions are not interpreted into sign
language. The student must direct all questions to the test administrator
in the classroom and the interpreter interprets between the student and
the test administrator. Tests,
quizzes and exams administered at Disability Resources do not include
Faculty, or Instructor Responsibilities:
- You may watch
the tutorial video which explains how to schedule a test for a student in
your class who receives testing accommodations
- Deliver test,
quiz, or exam to Disability Resources via one of the following options:
- a. One business
day before the day of the test, quiz, or exam upload the exam to Axess
- b. Two business
days before the day of the test, quiz, or exam, deliver a hardcopy to
- c. Three
business days before the day of the test, quiz, or exam, leave a copy of
the exam in your department office for pick up by the Disability Resources
testing staff by 3pm.
Faculty test administration procedures:
- Contact the
Disability Resources Testing Coordinator to discuss appropriate provision
of alternative testing accommodation.
- Implement the
- If the test,
quiz, or exam requires alternative print format (e.g., Braille, large
print, audio tape), please contact Disability Resources, 928-523-8773, to
request an Alternative Format Request Form (or click
on the link). The form must be completed and returned to Disability
Resources seven working days before the scheduled test, quiz, or exam.
Disability Resources Responsibilities:
- One day prior to
administration, Disability Resources will send an automated e-mail to the
faculty/instructor as a reminder that his or her test, quiz, or exam will
be administered by Disability Resources.
- Ensure that all
tests, quizzes, and exams are secured while at Disability Resources and
properly administered by Disability Resources staff.
- Ensure that all
tests, quizzes, and exams completed at Disability Resources are delivered
to the designated academic department office or faculty/instructor.
Information for Students
Qualified Student Responsibilities:
- Pre-register or
register for classes.
- Meet with a
Disability Resources coordinator to:
instructor with a Professor Letter from Disability Resources for the
appropriate semester.Complete the
testing procedures as provided on the Axess website for scheduling
tests. Students may view the
tutorial provided below or consult with a Disability Resources staff
member for further assistance on scheduling an exam. This process must be completed at least
three business days before the scheduled test, quiz or exam. If you are attempting to schedule a
final exam, the process must be completed by the Tuesday of Reading Week.
- Activate your
accommodations with Disability Resources for the semester
- Request testing
Link to the http://www4.nau.edu/dr/axcess.html
- Report to
Disability Resources front desk at scheduled time and check in for the
test, quiz, or exam. You must bring picture identification.
- Monitor your
testing time and complete the test, quiz, or exam on time.