Students with the testing accommodation receive 50% or 100% extra time to take quizzes, tests, and exams. Extended time ensures that the student’s performance is reflective of the student’s mastery of material rather than the speed at which a student performs. This accommodation does not apply to take–home exams. Extended time also applies to all quizzes, tests and exams administered via Blackboard in which a timer is being used.
Students are responsible for scheduling tests to be taken at the SDRC testing center, but faculty are given immediate notification by email whenever a student does so. At that point it is incumbent on faculty to approve the time/date of the test and to deliver the test to the testing center supervisor in a timely manner. General expectations are that tests will be delivered at least two business days prior to the testing date, although more time may be needed if the test needs to be made accessible through conversion or by supplementing (e.g. tactile images for blind students).
Online testing: The SDRC testing center computers are configured to administer tests using Blackboard, eGrade, and ExamSoft. If you are using a testing service that is not listed here, please contact the SCRC testing center at least a week prior to testing at email@example.com.
Students that receive exam accommodations may need to test in the Student Disability Resource Center Exam Lab. The student should provide you with their accommodation letter prior to scheduling a quiz, test or exam with SDRC. If you receive a request from a student from whom you have not received a letter please inform us as soon as possible.
Exams are kept locked in a secure location until time to administer. The testing environment at the SDRC is monitored by physical proctors, video cameras and a remote system that allows staff members to see what students are doing on their computer screen during exams on which a computer may be used. Instructors are welcome at any time to visit our facility to insure that the integrity of the exam process is being upheld.
In the event that academic dishonesty is suspected, our policy is to stop the exam and notify the instructor immediately. Our office does not make decisions on penalties, but will provide any information regarding what was witnessed.
The testing center is located inside the Student Disability Resource center, located in the Student Services Building, 874 Traditions Ways – Room 108.
Any questions regarding exam accommodations should be sent to:
Student Disability Resource Center Exam Lab
Students are required to schedule tests with our office at least a week in advance using the Clockwork test scheduler. This means if a test is to take place on Monday, they will need to register it on the previous Monday. We understand that there may be circumstances when one week advance notice cannot be given (pop quizzes). Our office can work with those cases as needed and discuss a plan with the instructor and student for those times.
The link below has the instructions for students scheduling a test: https://dos.fsu.edu/sdrc/services/exam-lab
Once a student has scheduled a test with our office, you will receive an email notification requesting that you submit the test. If you think that you have received this notification in error, please let us know as soon as possible.
The SDRC uses a testing management program that assists in scheduling and tracking tests called Clockwork. It features a secure “lock box” location for uploading tests and also allows for instructors to see at a glance all the students in their courses who are registered with the SDRC.
Please download our short guide on how to access Clockwork to confirm and upload tests: SDRC Clockwork Procedures for Instructors (PDF)