Testing Accommodation Procedures

For students who receive extended time on in class quizzes and examinations and/or limited distraction testing environment, the Office of Disability Services has the following testing procedures:

  1. All exams must be in the Success Center ready for the ADA student to take their exam at the regular scheduled class time. EXAMS MUST BE DROPPED OFF IN THE STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER ONE DAY PRIOR TO TESTING BY 2 P.M. ELECTRONIC FORMATS MUST BE SENT 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE. (Allows time for staff to print the exam and to fill out the envelope).
  2. Students will have a window of testing time on exam day and be allowed to test both 2 hours prior to class time and 2 hours after class time.
  3. Students enrolled in night classes are encouraged to begin their exam by 5p.m. in order to finish with extended time prior to closing. Exceptions can be made for starting later if the student acknowledges the time is sufficient.
  4. Faculty will come to the counter in the Student Success Center in Massie Hall and ask for a testing envelope. That envelope will require student and faculty name, class name, as well as any other instructions the faculty has. Faculty must check box for disability accommodations at top of envelope.
  5. Electronic submissions to a Disability Services Coordinator should include all instructions and test taking time in the e-mail from faculty.
  6. Exams will be logged into AccuTesting and filed in the locked testing cabinet behind the front counter.
  7. The student who has been granted the accommodations will show up at the Student Success Center, within the days and times given by the instructor.
  8. The student will show ID and will leave all materials behind the counter and take their exam in one of the testing rooms.
  9. When the student is finished she will return the exam to the counter, where it will be returned to the testing envelope to be picked up by the faculty at their convenience. 

Please note that the testing room is monitored with a closed circuit camera system. Any questions or concerns with this process, please contact either of the disability coordinators for assistance.

Disability Services

Contact Information

James Weaver

Coordinator, Disability Services

Phone: (740) 351-3276

Michelle Patrick

Coordinator, Disability Services

Phone: (740) 351-3106

Fax: (740) 351-3047


Office of Disability Services

Student Success Center
Massie Hall, 1st Floor
940 Second Street
Portsmouth, Ohio 45662

Office hours: M-F 8 am-5 pm or by appointment

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