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Accommodated Testing

If you require accommodations on an admissions or placement test (such as the Compass, iSAT, or iACT), please contact Student Disability Services as soon as possible. You must provide documentation that supports the need for the accommodation(s), and should allow at least two weeks for the documentation to be reviewed.

 

The University of North Georgia’s Testing Center is available to provide assistance to students with a physical and/or learning disability based on documentation on file in the Student Disability Services (SDS) Office and with the permission of the instructor.

These testing accommodations generally fall into one or more of the following categories: extended time in a setting less distracting than the actual classroom, a computer for word processing, enlarged print, and in some cases a reader/transcriber.

In order to make arrangements for special testing opportunities, please note the following:

  1. Please provide this link http://ung.edu/student-disability-services  to your professor along with a copy of your accommodations. This link provides access to the Instructor Referral form which much be completed by the professor prior to your appointment.
  2. Students will need to visit https://my.ung.edu/departments/disablity-services/Lists/Schedule%20Test/Item/newifs.aspx to fill out the student request form. The student request form will send an email to our testing office, as well as to your professor. It will be the students responsibility to give the professor, as well as our testing office a reasonable advance notice before the day of the exam. We recommend 5 business days.
  3. Students with disabilities desiring to utilize exam accommodations must have documentation of their disabilities on file with the Office of Student Disability Services (SDS).
  4. All SDS students utilizing exam accommodations must comply with the University’s Academic Integrity Code.
  5. Testing Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:00am-5:30pm. Our Friday hours are from 8:00am-3:00pm, and all exams, except finals and exams for evening classes, must be completed during these hours. The Testing Center will accommodate the final exam schedule during finals week.
  6. Exams may be taken at any time instructors will approve, as long as it is within the hours mentioned in item 5 above.
  7. If a test appointment cannot be kept, the student must notify the instructor and Testing Office with as much advance notice as possible.

NOTE: Please be aware that students who are late to scheduled exams are using their allotted exam time. If students are more than 15 minutes late, appointments are forfeited and make-up exams may need to be scheduled. Make-up exams, however, are at instructors’ discretion, not the Testing Office’s. This policy and procedure is applicable to the make-up test as well. As exam accommodations pertain to test time only, students are not allowed to use scheduled test time for studying before beginning examinations.

Contact Thomas McCoy for more information.

Eligible students with disabilities who have registered with Student Disability Services at the University of North Georgia (UNG) will be able to provide faculty with an Accommodation Notification. When the student provides the Accommodation Notification, the student and instructor should arrange a time to meet to discuss the accommodations. The student determines which accommodations will be used, and should keep the instructor informed.

This Accommodation Notification has an acknowledgement form attached. The instructor will review the accommodations and return the signed acknowledgement form to the student. Signing the acknowledgement form confirms that the student and instructor have met, and that the instructor understands the accommodations for which the student is eligible.

If a student claims to be eligible for accommodations, but has not given the instructor a copy of the Accommodations Notification, the instructor should refer the student to Student Disability Services in the Dunlap Mathis Building, Room 107. An appointment will be set up for the student with Carolyn Swindle, Assistant Director. (Ms. Swindle may also be contacted by phone at 678-717-3855, or email carolyn.swindle@ung.edu.)

To follow is a list of common testing accommodations. This list is not inclusive. If you have questions regarding any accommodations, please call Darla Rush, Test Facilitator, at 678-717-3591 or darla.rush@ung.edu.

  • Take tests in a quiet setting – Quiet rooms are located in the Student Disability Services area. Quiet rooms are for students who need a quiet environment with few distractions and do not need a reader, proofreader, or assistive technology. To schedule these rooms, students should email darla.rush@ung.edu.
  • Take tests in a private room – Private rooms are located in the Student Disability Services office, Dunlap Mathis Building, Room 107. These rooms are for students who have the private room accommodation and/or students who need a reader, proofreader, and/or assistive technology. Students must schedule these rooms as soon as they know test dates, but at least 2 days in advance of tests. To schedule these rooms, students should email darla.rush@ung.edu.
  • The instructor must send the test to Student Disability Services, Dunlap Mathis Building, Room 107, 24-hours prior to the test date. The test and Testing Referral Form can be sent to Student Disability Services online (see “Faculty Information”), or the test can be delivered with the green Testing Referral Form attached. The Testing Referral form should indicate whether the instructor will pick up the completed test from Student Disability Services, or have it returned via campus mail.
  • Extended time on tests: The Accommodation Notification will state how much extended time the student can receive. The most common times are 1.5X (the student will have 1 and ½ hours for a one hour test) or 2.0X (the student will have 2 hours for a one hour test).
  • Use of non-programmable calculator on tests: Some students are allowed to use calculators on tests.
  • Allowed to use a word processor with spell/grammar check for tests: These students must use a private room if they will be using a computer for tests.
  • Use of a formula sheet or word bank: Formula sheets or word banks must be created by the instructor, or created by the student and approved by the instructor. They should be attached to the test. To preserve the integrity of the test, when a formula sheet or word bank is required, please include more formulas or word choices than are necessary for the test.
  • Written instructions for the test: When students take tests in either a quiet or private room, the instructor will not be present. Therefore, written instructions for the test are appropriate. Students must understand that while taking their test outside of the classroom, they are giving up the privilege to ask the instructor questions.
  • Write directly on the test: This accommodation allows the student to write the answers directly on the test rather than on, for example, as a Scantron.
  • Reader or Proofreader: A student must use a private room when using a reader or proofreader. Also, the reader/ proofreader must be scheduled at the same time when student is scheduling the private room.
  • Compass Exit Tests: Students who have the accommodations of either quiet or private rooms, and wish to use these for the Compass Exit Test, must schedule a private room with the Darla Rush, Test Facilitator (darla.rush@ung.edu) approximately one month prior to the test date periods.

If you have any questions, you may contact:

Students with disabilities, who have registered with Student Disability Services at University of North Georgia (UNG), will be provided an Accommodations Notification. They will provide you with a copy of their signed Accommodations Notification agreement at the beginning of the semester.

If a student claims to be eligible for accommodations, but has not given the instructor a copy of the UNG Student Disability Services Accommodations Notification, please refer the student to Student Disability Services in the Administration Building, Room 112. An appointment will be set up for the student with ShaRonda Cooper, Assistant Director. She may also be contacted by phone (706-310-6204) or email sharonda.cooper@ung.edu .

When the student provides you a copy of their notification, please set an appointment to meet with them outside of class, so both of you can discuss the memo in depth. This will enable both parties to clearly understand what is needed to accommodate the student’s special needs. It is up to the student to choose whether or not to use any or all of their accommodations.

Below is a list of testing accommodations typically used by students. This list is not all inclusive and there may be additional accommodations on a student’s AN. If you have questions regarding any of their accommodations, please call ShaRonda Cooper, Assistant Director of Disability Services, at 706-310-6204 or sharonda.cooper@ung.edu .

  • Take tests in a quiet setting – Quiet rooms are located in the Testing Center, Room 201. Quiet rooms are for students who need a quiet area with few distractions and DO NOT need a reader, proofreader, a computer or special technology. To schedule these rooms, students should email the Coordinator of Testing, Judy Taylor Judy.L.Taylor@ung.edu, at least 48 hours in advance.
  • Take tests in a private room – A private room is located in the Testing Center, Room 201. This room is for students who have the accommodations for a private room and/or students who need a reader, proofreader, computer or special technology. Students MUST schedule these rooms as soon as they know their test dates but at least 48 hours in advance of tests. To schedule these rooms, student should email Judy.L.Taylor@ung.edu .

    The instructor must send the test to Testing Center, Room 201, 48 hours prior to the test date. The instructor must attach a blue Testing Referral Form with appropriate information completed. Tests can be dropped off in room 201, the Testing Center or in Judy Taylor’s mailbox in the Faculty/Staff Workroom. Testing Referral Forms are located in the Testing Center and in Judy Taylor’s mailbox. Completed tests will be put in the instructors’ mailbox in the Faculty/Staff Workroom.  
  • Extended time on tests: If the student is allowed extended time on tests, the memo will state the amount of eligibility for extended time. The most common times are 1.5X (the student will have 1 and ½ hours for a one hour test) or 2.0X (the student will have 2 hours for a one hour test).
  • Use of non-programmable calculator on tests: Some students are allowed to use calculators on tests.
  • Allowed to use a word processor with spell/grammar check for tests: These students must use a private room if they will be using a computer for tests.
  • Use of a formula sheet or word bank: Formula sheets or word banks must be created and approved by the instructor and should be attached to the test. To preserve the integrity of the test, when a formula sheet or word bank is required, please include more formulas or word choices than are necessary for the test.
  • Written instructions for the test: When students take tests in either a quiet or private room, the instructor will not be present. Therefore, written instructions for the test may be appropriate. Students must understand that while taking their test outside of the classroom, they are giving up the privilege to ask the instructor questions.
  • Write directly on the test: This accommodation allows the student to write the answers directly on the test.
  • Reader or Proofreader: A student must use a private room when using a reader or proofreader. Also, the reader/proofreader must be scheduled at the same time when student is scheduling the private room.
  • Compass Exit Tests: Students who have the accommodations of either quiet or private rooms, and want to use these for the Compass Exit Test, must schedule a private room with Judy L. Taylor, Test Facilitator ( Judy.L.Taylor@ung.edu ) approximately one month prior to the test date periods.


If you have any questions, you may contact:
Judy Taylor, Test Facilitator, Judy.L.Taylor@ung.edu  , 706-310-6308
ShaRonda Cooper, Assistant Director, sharonda.cooper@ung.edu  , 706-310-6204

For assistance, please contact Kate Campbell at kate.campbell@ung.edu or 470-239-3137.

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