Student Testing Adjustment Procedures
NOTE: Students who are eligible for testing adjustments must follow these procedures. If these procedures are not followed, the Office of Disability Services may be unable to provide the testing adjustments.
- Each student is required to make his/her own arrangements for testing adjustments with the Office of Disability Services (ODS), preferably 48 hours prior to the test time. The student must fill out the Test Information and Adjustment online form located at www.tntech.edu/disability to schedule a time to take a test with adjustments. Phone calls are not accepted. Schedule conflicts will be handled on an individual basis.
- The faculty member needs sufficient time to complete the Test Information & Adjustment form and to submit the test to ODS, preferably 24 hours prior to the scheduled test time. The faculty member will bring or email the test to the Office of Disability Services. The test will remain securely locked up until test time.
- Tests will be given in the ODS Lab or other areas on campus, if needed. A proctor/remote video monitoring will be provided for the test. No other individual will be allowed in the testing room other than the students testing and the proctor. The tests will be timed and the time will begin at the scheduled time noted on the Test Information & Adjustment form. It is the student’s responsibility to arrive 5 minutes before the scheduled time to allow for test preparation.
- Students should be aware that video cameras will be monitoring the testing room by ODS at all times. Since ODS will remotely monitor all students, a proctor may not be in the room at all times. If a student has a question regarding the exam, they should call ODS on the office phone only. A proctor or the testing coordinator will come up to the testing room immediately.
- The Office of Disability Services adheres to Tennessee Tech Policy No. 217, which defines academic misconduct, in part, as "using unauthorized materials...during an exam." As a result, students must leave all personal items (cellphones, books, backpacks, etc.) with the proctor who will secure them in the testing room cabinet. No dictionaries, calculators, notes, spell checkers, etc. are allowed outside of the testing room cabinet unless specifically approved and listed by the faculty member on the Test Information & Adjustment form. If the student believes the instructor omitted approval for specific items and ODS cannot reach the instructor, any items used will be turned in with the exam to be submitted to the instructor. Only preapproved food and drink items are allowed in the testing room.
- Instructors provide the Office of Disability Services with a definition of what resources are allowed and what resources are not allowed for use on exams or other assessments. In keeping with the National College Testing Association professional standards and guidelines, the Office of Disability Services works to protect the integrity of exams or other assessments by following appropriate handling and storage procedures and by ensuring vigilant proctoring. That means anything brought into the testing room is subject to search at any time.
- If a student needs to leave the testing room at any time they must notify the proctor. If the proctor is not currently in the room, the student must sign out and back in on the sign-out sheet. No materials from the testing room may be taken out of the room unless the student is done taking the test and turns the test into the proctor or into the drop box. All completed test materials must be turned into the proctor/drop box before getting personal items out of the testing room cabinet.
- Typically, tests are returned to the faculty member within 24 hours of the test time. The Test Information & Adjustment form will be signed by the faculty member or a designee to indicate the test was returned. The Test Information & Adjustment form will be filed in the Office of Disability Services.
Finals should be scheduled with ODS the week prior to finals week. ODS only proctors final exams at 8:00AM and 1:00 PM. The Office of Disability Services will send an email to the student’s official TTU email account detailing final exam arrangements (room, date, time, etc.).